Arroyo Burro Open Space Restoration Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0258-R5)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 5 (San Diego) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5)
Document Title
Arroyo Burro Open Space Restoration Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0258-R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2017-0258-R5, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to the City of Santa Barbara, Parks and Recreation, Creeks Diversion represented by Erin Markey. The project, as proposed, is a restoration of 1,400 linear feet of Arroyo Burro Creek. The project includes grading activities to create shallow flood plain benches designed to be inundated by a 2-year storm event. This, combined with locally native plantings, will create a wider and more diverse riparian zone within the stream. Project grading will include approximately 13,000 subic yards of cut to create the floodplain habitat and approximately 300 cubic yards of fill to restore eroded creek banks (including 200 cubic yards of large, imported rock from a local quarry). Project activities will include dewatering of a portion of the stream using a cofferdam and a temporary crossing in order to allow construction equipment access across the creek. All equipment staging areas will be fifty feet away from the top of the streambank. Heavy equipment such as an excavator, backhoe, and front-end loader will be used to conduct project activities.

Contact Information
Sarah Rains
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5
South Coast Region 3883 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone : (805) 498-2305


Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
end of Alan Rd

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15333
Reasons for Exemption
The project is less than five acres in size and it will assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, and protection of native plant and wildlife species that use the area.

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