Jensen River Ranch Habitat Enhancement Phase 3 (Amendment No. 1 to Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0017-R4)

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Summary

SCH Number
2017058473
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 - Central, Fresno (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4)
Document Title
Jensen River Ranch Habitat Enhancement Phase 3 (Amendment No. 1 to Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0017-R4)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/25/2020
Project Applicant
San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Amendment No. 1 of Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2018-0017-R4, issued to San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust. The Project includes activities related to the removal of invasive plants, installation of an irrigation system, and planting of native trees and shrubs within an approximately 20-acre parcel adjacent to the San Joaquin River. Amendment No. 1 changes to the Avoidance and Minimization Measure for Swainson’s hawk (Buteo swainsoni) allow for a reduced no-disturbance buffer around active nests.

Contact Information
Linda Connolly
Department of Fish and Wildlife
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014 ext. 242

Location

Cities
Fresno
Counties
Fresno
Other Location Info
The Project is located in and adjacent to the San Joaquin River in Woodward Park within the City of Fresno in Fresno County, State of California; Township 12 South, Range 20 East, Southwest ¼ of Section 15, United States Geological Survey (USGS) map Lanes Bridge, MDB&M; Latitude 36°52’55.15”N, Longitude 119°46’59.12”W; Assessor’s Parcel Number 570-010-11.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304
Reasons for Exemption
The Project includes activities related to the restoration of an approximately 20-acre site on the north side of Woodward Park within the floodplain of the San Joaquin River. Activities include removal of invasive grasses and forbs, installation of irrigation, and planting of native trees and shrubs within an approximately 20-acre parcel, mowing the surrounding open space area, and drafting up to 800 gallons per minute from the San Joaquin River to irrigate plantings. No trees or shrubs will be removed, and no significant environmental impacts will result if the Project is completed under the protective features included in Streambed Alteration Agreement No.1600-2018-0017-R4.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2017058473_Jensen River Ranch   PDF 285 K

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