Large Woody Debris Jam Modification at Peters Creek in Portola Redwoods State Park

Summary

SCH Number
2010118297
Lead Agency
Planning and Research, Office of (Office of Planning and Research)
Document Title
Large Woody Debris Jam Modification at Peters Creek in Portola Redwoods State Park
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Peters Creek, a tributary to Pescadero Creek, is known to provide important spawning and rearing habitat for steelhead (Oncohynchus mykiss) and coho salmon (Oncorhynchus Kisutch). At this time, a very large log jam blocks steelhead and coho salmon from accessing approximately 6-8 miles of suitable spawning and rearing habitat upstream. CDFG proposes to modify parts of the log jam piece by piece, primarily using hand labor and possibly a longline and winch, so as to improve fish passage at this structure as well as pass logs so as to produce more habitat structures/log jams downstream. All wood that is believed to provide habitat will be left in the stream, and no wood will be cut unless deemed absolutely necessary for wood relocation/repositioning.

Contact Information
Kristine Atkinson
California Department of Fish and Game
Bay Delta Region 7329 Silveraldo Trail
Napa, CA 94558

831 427-2638

Location

Counties
San Mateo
Other Location Info
Portola Redwoods State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15333 -
Reasons for Exemption
This project is small (less than five acres) and has the goal of enhancing habitat for steelhead and coho salmon. There will be no significant adverse impacts on endangered, rare, or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065.
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