The Siskiyou Resource Conservation District will establish a 0.25 acre off-cl]annel pond in a terrace adjacent to river-kilometer 42.8 of the Scott River (between Shackleford Creek and Kidder Creek). The pond will be enhanced with large woody debris features and connected to an oxbow of the Scott River by a single access channel. The entire project footprint will be approximately 1 acre. The pond is intended to increase the availability of refugial habitat for juvenile salmonids during critical winter rearing periods.
The Lower Scott Valley Off-Channel Habitat Project will involve approximately 1 acre of the northern terrace to the Scott River and has been is designed to provide suitable habitat for salmonids during their rearing stages. There will be no significant impacts on endangered, rare, or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065; there are no hazardous materials at the site that would be removed or disturbed; and the project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connectiqn with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects. The project has undergone consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, which
determined that the project may affect, but is unlikely to adversely affect coho salmon and its critical habitat.