Caples Creek Watershed Ecological Restoration Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2016092044
Lead Agency
El Dorado Irrigation District
Document Title
Caples Creek Watershed Ecological Restoration Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received

Document Description
The project includes forest management restoration activities on approximately 6,800 acres in the Caples Creek watershed. The project would be implemented by the US Forest Service, El Dorado National Forest, in partnership with EID over a four year period. The objectives of the project are to reduce fire hazard and restore forest, meadow, and watershed health within the Caples Creek watershed, which provides municipal water sources. The project would involve prescribed fire activities on approximately 6,800 acres, including approximately 4,400 acres of understory burning in lower elevation areas, and approximately 2,400 acres of prescribed burning using aerial ignition, in higher elevation areas. The project would also include 25 acres of meadow restoration and aspen enhancement, and rerouting of approximately a half mile of an existing hiking trail.

Contact Information
Dan Corcoran
El Dorado Irrigation District
2890 Mosquito Road
Placerville, CA 95667

530-642-4082

Location

Coordinates
38°40'"N 120°07'"W
Counties
El Dorado Amador
Zip
95646
Total Acres
6,800
State Highways
88
Waterways
Caples Creek, Silver Fork of American River
Other Location Info
Pollock Pines

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (forestry)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: forestry
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wetland/Riparian Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Recreation/Parks Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento) Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 10 Delta Protection Commission Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 6 (So Lake Tahoe) Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 10 State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, District 9
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