Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area - Soil Conservation and Revegetation in Zone 4 Area 23

Summary

SCH Number
2018038324
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area - Soil Conservation and Revegetation in Zone 4 Area 23
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The goal of the project is to restore native vegetation cover to approximately 2.4 acres located to the north of the 4x4 staging area. The project will prevent soil loss and improve water infiltration rates, protect local waterways from sedimentation, and improve water quality. Downstream waterways include Coyote Creek, Carson Creek, Deer Creek and the Consumes River, which contains salmon spawning habitat. It will also enhance existing habitat by increasing plant cover, improving native plant community abundance and diversity, and supplementing the native seed bank for future growing seasons. To prepare the area, spot grading and recontouring will be conducted by heavy equipment. In areas of high compaction, the ground surface may be scored or ripped to loosen the dirt and allow for greater root establishment. Hand tools will be used to dig wattle trenches in areas where slope pitch may lead to possible erosion. Burlap wrapped straw wattles will be laid by hand in the trenches then staked in row perpendicular to the incline. The wattles will serve as an erosion control measure. Once the wattles are in place, a mix of native seed, tacifier wood mulch and hydrostraw will be sprayed from a hydroseeder onto the project area. This will stabilize the soil surface, reduce wind and water erosion and introduce native seed to the exposed earth. Areas not already restricted by concrete barricades will be temporarily blocked off with barricades. The land will be allowed to lay fallow while the native grasses grow and become established.

Contact Information
Dan Canfield
California Department of Parks and Recreation
OHMVR Division 1725 23rd Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816

(916) 997-8407

Location

Cities
Rancho Cordova
Counties
Sacramento
Other Information
Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15333
Reasons for Exemption
Small habitat restoration project. Do not have potential for causing a significant adverse effect on the environment.
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