Queseria Creek Habitat Enhancement Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Queseria Creek Habitat Enhancement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed project area is located adjacent to Quseseria Creek which supports populations of federally and State endangered Coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch), federally threatened steelhead (oncorhynchus mykiss), and federally threatened California red-legged frogs (Rana aurora draytonii). The Queseria Creek Restoration Project is a multifaceted project from years past that is in need of additional revegetation work. The creek had historically been diverted for agricultural purposes and was restored in 2004 to enhance natural stream characteristic (i.e. sinuosity, vegetation, etc.). Over the past several years, there have been significant efforts in supporting the native vegetation which has been successful in most of the project reaches with the exception of the middle reach. Enhancement activities will consists of planting and weed abatement efforts in the middle reach of the project area. Implementation will consist of low impact activities (i.e. hand pulling, weed-wacking, planting, etc.) along the floodplain. No activities will occur in the main channel or in areas with standing water.

Contact Information
James McKenna
Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District
Lead/Public Agency
820 Bay Avenue, Suite 128
Capitola, CA 95010

Phone : (831) 464-2950


Santa Cruz
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Davenport

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Continue Type, Section Number or Code Number: S:15304;C:33;S:15333 None of the activities will have a significant effect on sensitive areas or resources. The project will not have a negative effect on protected species habitat. The project has been determined not to have a significant effect on the environment and therefore shall be exempt from the provisions of CEQA.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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