McPherson Stream Crossings and Remediation Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0819-R1)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1E (CDFW)
Document Title
McPherson Stream Crossings and Remediation Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0819-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2018-0819-R1 , pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Mr. Jeff McPherson. The project is limited to five encroachments to unnamed tributaries to South Dobbyn Creek. Four encroachments are to upgrade existing unpermitted stream crossing to current standards. Work for these encroachments will include some or all of the following: excavation, culvert removal, culvert replacement, backfilling and compaction of fill, and rock armoring as necessary to minimize erosion. The other encroachment is to excavate perched fill and rock armor hydrologically connected drainage channels associated with terraced earthwork. Work will include excavating and properly spoiling perched fills, slope stabilization, and rock armoring as needed to minimize erosion from shallow ground water and storm water runoff.

Contact Information

Ryan Bourque
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Parcel #
Other Location Info
The project to be completed is located within the South Dobbyn Creek watershed, approximately 4.53 miles west southwest of the town of Kettenpom.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project proposes to remediate impacts from unpermitted stream crossings and alteration to land associated with cannabis cultivation. Work was conducted without a Streambed Alteration Agreement (Fish & Game Code [FGC] Section 1602) on or before September 11 , 2018. This is an action by regulatory agency to enforce or revoke a lease, permit, license, certificate, or other entitlement for use issued, adopted, or prescribed by the regulatory agency or enforcement of a law, general rule, standard, or objective, administered or adopted by the regulatory agency. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.


Notice of Exemption

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