Lower Ash Creek Wildlife Area Restoration Project (SNC 419)

5 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010062071
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 1 (Redding) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1)
Document Title
Lower Ash Creek Wildlife Area Restoration Project (SNC 419)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
Pit Resource Conservation District (RCD) has requested $1,000,000 from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy's Proposition 84 Grants Program to fund the restoration of approximately 2,415 acres of degraded meadow, riparian, and aquatic conditions along the lower portion of Ash Creek. The purpose of this project is to restore the historic wet meadow and associated stream channel that have been degraded by a variety of past management practices. A proven restoration method known as "pond-and-plug" will be used to block an eroding channel that has down-cut through a meadow, and redirect the stream to historic remnant channels. This will be accomplished by partially filling the incised channel. Portions of the channel will be excavated and enlarged to create ponds, and newly excavated material will be used to fill areas in between the ponds that are referred to as "plugs." The redirected flow in the remnant channels will raise the water table and rehydrate the site, gradually reestablishing the wet meadows conditions. Topsoil and vegetation from the excavated areas, including sod and willows, will be salvaged and used to revegetate the "plugs."

Contact Information
Jim Branham
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

530-823-4670

Location

Coordinates
41°11'14.54"N 121°01'43.48"W
Counties
Lassen Modoc
Cross Streets
1 mile N. of State Hwy 299 between Bieber and Adin
Zip
96009
Total Acres
3,500
Parcel #
0003-0010-0008, 0012-0180-0028, 0012-0190-0007, 0008, 0012-0200-0012
State Highways
Hwy 299
Railways
No
Airports
Bieber
Schools
Bieber/Adin
Waterways
Ash Creek
Township
39N
Range
8E
Section
22,27,
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Bieber
Other Information
Section continued: 28,29,30,31,32,33

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Sierra Nevada Conservancy, 1521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205, Auburn, CA 95603

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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