Remove Aquatic Invasive Species


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Remove Aquatic Invasive Species
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Remove and control aquatic invasive species (AIS) from Lake Tahoe at Emerald Bay, Sugar Pine Point, D.L. Bliss State Parks, Kings Beach and Tahoe State Recreation Areas and Tahoe Recreation Area Units to increase public safety, improve water quality and protect Lake Tahoe's biodiversity. Work will remove AIS manually in areas of light infestation in and around Lake Tahoe and in heavier infested areas of the lake bottom, a diver will use a vacuum suction hose. The suctioned water will be screened on the boat to filter out the AIS before returning the water back to the lake. Divers may also fasten durable cloth-like material such as block plastic mesh or burlap over AIS plants on the lake bottom for two to six months to eliminate them. In addition, divers will place rebar markers on the lake bottom for photo points, transects and/or quadrants for monitoring of the infested sites.

Contact Information

Diane Cassano
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado, Placer

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor alteration in the condition of land and vegetation that does not involve the removal of healthy, mature scenic trees except for forestry purposes and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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