Bear Creek Gold Mining


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 4 (Fresno) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4)
Document Title
Bear Creek Gold Mining
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is executing a Streambed Alteration Agreement pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the Project applicant, Gregg Lyman. The Project includes reclamation activity following unpermitted gold mining. The Project will consist of recontouring the streambed and banks to original slopes, by filling large holes and pits in the channel and evenly distributing the previously excavated native materials along the channel. The materials will be distributed in a way to match the composition of the adjacent areas of the creek. The recontoured areas will then be reseeded with locally native grasses. All work will be done in absence of surface flow. No trees will be removed as a result of this project.

Contact Information
Sarah Paulson
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

559 243-4014 x293


Other Location Info

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Reclamation of a creek after gold mining activities and will have no significant environmental impacts.
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