A Decision Support Tool (DST) for Appropriately Sizing Riparian Buffers (The Project)

Summary

SCH Number
2011068125
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
A Decision Support Tool (DST) for Appropriately Sizing Riparian Buffers (The Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/16/2011

Document Description
The Project involves; creating a decision support tool that assists land use planners in determining ecologically significant and scientifically based riparian buffer widths, education possible users about the use of the tool, and working with a local government organization to demonstrate the tool. Project benefits will include 2 or more of the following; flood protection, water quality protection, riparian species protection, and community quality/value protection for a stream near a highly developing area. Project benefits will also include a tool that when used allows future users to determine a riparian buffer width for streams in highly developing areas that protects 2 or more of the components above.

Contact Information
Lori Schmitz
State Water Resources Control Board
Division of Financial Assistance 1001 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95814


Location

Other Location Info
Project Location: The Project location is in the Bay Delta and similar highly developing areas.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
C:6,22;S:15306,15322
Reasons for Exemption
The Project consists of researching the basic data collection in the field to develop the riparian buffer width tool. These type of actions fall under Class 6, Information Collection, Section 15306, as basic data collection and research. The Project also consists of working with a local government organization to test the tool, using it to determine an appropriate riparian buffer width for a local watershed project. This type of actions falls under Class 6, Information Collection, Section 15306, as experimental management. And the Project consists of educating possible future users on how to use the tool. This type of action falls under Class 22, Educational or Training Programs Involving No Physical Changes, Section 15322, as adoption of educational or training programs.

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