Habitat Restoration along Carmel Valley Road (08-09-SD-02)

Summary

SCH Number
2008108157
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Habitat Restoration along Carmel Valley Road (08-09-SD-02)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/15/2008

Document Description
This project consists of the removal of Hottentot fig and other species (including non native trees) within a 2 acre disturbed area between the lagoon and the Carmel Valley Road Right of Way locate in Torrey Pines State Reserve. Following non-native species removal the site will be planted with appropriate native species (4" rose pots) and watered on a temporary, above ground irrigation system. Temporary Symbolic fencing will be installed along the State Park City of San Diego Boundary to minimize the potential for inadvertent damage during the replanting effort. All work involving noise louder than 60 decibels/hour (or ambient) will be conducted outside the breeding season for California gnatcatcher. Light-footed Clapper Rai,l and Belding's Savannah Sparrow. Vegetation removal will be conducted using best management practices in order to prevent inadvertent soil losses. Site irrigation will be carefully monitored so saline habitats are no significantly affected. Per standard policy, a biologist or cultural resource specialist will ensure avoidance of significant natural or cultural resources during project implementation.

Contact Information
Jeanne Akin
California Department of Parks and Recreation
San Diego Coast District Headquarters 4477 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone : (619) 688-3322
jakin@parks.ca.gov

Location

Counties
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
class 33 section 15333
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impacts to the environment is anticipated in compliance with Section 15300.2. Project consists of projects not to exceed five acres in size to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife that would not disturb hazardous materials or cause significant adverse effects on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat (Class 33).
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