Aquatic Invasive Species Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Aquatic Invasive Species Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Remove aquatic invasive species (AIS) Eurasian watermilfoil and curly-leaf pondweed from Lake Tahoe at D.L. Bliss, Emerald Bay, and Sugar Pine Point State Parks; Kings Beach and Tahoe State Recreation Areas (TSRA); and TSRA Units to increase public waterway safety, improve water quality, and protect Lake Tahoe's biodiversity. Work will: In areas of light infestation, use scuba divers to manually remove AIS, without suction. In areas of heavier infestation, use "diver assisted suction removal" (scuba divers will vacuum all fragments of AIS from the lake bottom, pump water and AIS fragments to the boat, filter plant fragments out of water through a screen on the boat, collect all AIS fragments in bags, and return clean water to the lake; In locations of medium to large infestation, install bottom barriers (durable mats fastened to the lake bottom from rebar); Install rebar markers on the lake bottom for photo points, transects and/or quadrants for monitoring of the infested sites; and Bag and dispose of all AIS material in garbage dumpsters, to be hauled off-site

Contact Information

Silver Hartman
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado, Placer
D.L. Bliss, Emerald Bay
Other Information
Sugar Pine State Parks; Kings Beach; Tahoe State Recreation Aresa; and TSRA units

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4,6; S: 15304,15306
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor alteration in the condition of land and vegetation that does not involve the removal of healthy, mature scenic trees except for forestry purposes and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource and is included as "resource management projects" and "baseline monitoring" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR S: 15300.4

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