The project is a proposed sand extraction operation and reclamation plan located ~5 miles southwest of the community of snelling in Merced County. The project site consists of ~42 acres of a larger parcel (~321.1 acres in size) located north of Youd Road, adjacent to and south of the Merced River, and east of Highway 59. The site is accessed by turning east from Highway 59 onto a private road located between Youd Road and the Highway 59 Merced River bridge. The project applicant proposes to mine a total of ~2.2 million cy of sand for construction aggregate uses. Mining and site reclamation would occur in two phases over ~10 yrs.
The project would establish a "revegetation strip" of riparian plant species parallel to the river along the northern boundary of the project site. The project revegetation plan would establish grassland on the project site to serve future grazing activities, and includes plantings of elderberry, cottonwood, and valley oak onsite.
Mining (Mineral sand), Other (mine reclamation plan)
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildlife
California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
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California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
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