Fish & Wildlife 1 (Redding)
(California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1)
Shasta-5 Clear Recovery Zone Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2017-0526-R1, pursuant to section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to California Department of Transportation.
The project would establish a 30 feet wide clear recovery zone (CRZ) along Interstate 5 (I-5) and this agreement concerns the 31 separate watercourse crossings along north bound and south bound Interstate highway 5 between the towns of Cottonwood (Gas Point Road, post mile 1.1) and Dunsmuir (Crag View Drive, post mile 66.3). Each location will have a unique treatment to bring the particular location to meet current standards for required CRZs. Primary types of activities include vegetation removal, installation of new culverts, extending culverts, and adding to embankment fill. All work will be conducted when the watercourse are dry.
north bound and south bound I-5 Hwy, Gas Point Rd, Cottonwood, CA and Crag View Rd, Dunsmuir, CA
31 separate watercourse
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 - S: 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of minor alterations to the existing right-of-way of the freeway and is required to comply with new highway standards for vehicle safety. There will be no expansion of use, nor expansion of the footprint of the structuresm only minor topographic adjustments, culvert extensions, and other minor changes to the right-of-way.