Giant Reed (Arundo Donax) Eradiction Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010108058
Lead Agency
Water Resources, Department of (California Department of Water Resources)
Document Title
Giant Reed (Arundo Donax) Eradiction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The California Department of Water Resources owns and manages property near the State Water Project in the Orestimba Creek watershed. Stands of the invasive plant species giant reed (Arundo donax) have been identified on portions of this property. In an effort to reduce the potential spread of this plant into Orestimba Creek, DWR property. Foliar applications of Roundup (glyphosate) will occur during any time of the year to ensure full removal of the giant reed plants. All herbicide label restrictions will be followed. If foliar treatment is not fully successful, then mechanical methods to remove the plants will be utilized including hand tools or a backhoe to fully remove the plants; plant material would be disposed at an off-site facility in accordance with appropriate rules and regulations of disposal.

Contact Information
James Thomas
California Department of Water Resources
1416 Ninth Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

(209) 827-5150

Location

Cities
Newman
Counties
Stanislaus
Cross Streets
Stuhr Road, approximately 2 miles of Newman, California
State Highways
I-5

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 Sec 15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project will not result in impacts to any special status species. Because this activity can be implemented without any significant environmental impacts, the Categorical Exemption Class 4 (minor alteration to land or maintenance) will be used for CEQA compliance.
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