Heller culvert replacement and stream restoration along Palmer Creek
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
GP: Dispersed Houses
Z: Agriculture Exclusive - Minimum bulding site area 160 acres
A Special Permit for culvert replacement and stream restoration on Palmer Creek. The approximately 40 acre parcel is currently developed with a single family residence and several outbuildings. The culvert will be replaced to widen and pave the existing driveway. The proposed replacement culvert will be 40-foot long 7-foot by 5.75 foot corrugated steel pipe arch culvert. All work is proposed to occur during the dry season. Approximately 3.15 cubic yards of cut will occur and approximately 172 cubic yards of fill will be imported to the site. As a second phase to the project, within five year stream restoration will occur along approximately 2,000 linear feet of Palmer Creek. Restoration activities will include, increasing the active flood plain width, installing log and boulder cover structures and increasing the riparian corridor to at least 50 feet by planting native vegetation. This work will be done in conjunction with a Department of Fish and Game grant. Additionally, 500 feet of decking will be added to the existing residence, which is within the stream side management area. This qualifies as "minor development" under the Streamside Management Area Ordinance and no special Permit is required for this activity. No trees are proposed to be removed.
Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency
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