Environmental Assessment for the Restoration of Cahoon Meadow, Sequoia National Park

Summary

SCH Number
2016031073
Lead Agency
National Park Service
Document Title
Environmental Assessment for the Restoration of Cahoon Meadow, Sequoia National Park
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Received
Present Land Use
Cahoon Meadow is in the John Krebs Wilderness within Sequoia National Park

Document Description
The NPS is evaluating options to address a large erosion gully in Cahoon Meadow, within Sequoia National Park. Cahoon Meadow is a 25 acre fen and wet meadow wetland that has been severely degraded by past grazing practices and erosion. Currently, there is a 17 foot deep by 60 to 90 foot wide gully that is adversely affecting the wetlands complex. Portions of the wetland have been completed drained of water. An environmental assessment (EA) has been prepared. The EA considers three alternatives no action which would include continued monitoring; stabilizing the meadow with a machine built rock chute to protect the intact meadow from further erosion; or filling the gully to fully restore and protect the wetland.

Contact Information
Nancy Hendricks
National Park Service
47050 Generals Highway
Three Rivers, CA 93271

Phone : (559) 565-3102

Location

Coordinates
36°23'23"N 118°42'13"W
Counties
Tulare
Cross Streets
project is within John Krebs Wilderness
Total Acres
25
State Highways
Mineral King Road
Waterways
East Fork Kaweah River, Cahoon Ck. Horse Ck.
Township
18S
Range
30E
Section
21
Other Location Info
Three Rivers, Mineral King

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Wilderness)
Local Action
Site Plan
Project Issues
Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Land Use Other Other Issues: Wilderness
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 6 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 California State Lands Commission Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency

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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