USDA Forest Service Carman II Watershed Restoration - Site 8 Project, WDID# 5A46CR00021, Sierraville, Plumas and Sierra Counties

Summary

SCH Number
2017058366
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley), Redding
Document Title
USDA Forest Service Carman II Watershed Restoration - Site 8 Project, WDID# 5A46CR00021, Sierraville, Plumas and Sierra Counties
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Carmen Creek watershed is identified as severely deteriorated in the Tahoe National Forest Land and Resource Management Plan. Railroad grade fill has caused stream diversion, incision and problematic erosion that significantly impacts channel habitat and floodplain vegetation conditions. The project will remove part of the railroad grade fill to allow the stream to reoccupy natural channels and reconnect with the floodplain. The project includes mulching and seeding to speed reestablishment of natural vegetation in disturbed areas. The goal of the project is to return the stream to its natural channel and restore channel floodplain function and habitat.

Contact Information
Guy F. Chetelat
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 5 (Central Valley),
364 Knollcrest Drive, Suite 205
Redding, CA 96002

(530) 224-4997

Location

Counties
Sierra Plumas

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15333
Reasons for Exemption
A restoration project less than 5 acres in size for the benefit of fish and wildlife. The project is expected to benefit aquatic life and wildlife that depends on floodplain riparian vegetation and meets the conditions of CEQA.
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