Middle Mattole Instream Wood Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0527-R1)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Middle Mattole Instream Wood Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0527-R1)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination

Document Description
The project shall not exceed 113 encroachments, each a potential site of instream-wood placement. The proposed encroachments (55 sites in Sholes Creek; 58 sites in Fourmile Creek) seek to augment instream wood by constructing wood structures in the stream channel. The BLM and their partners identified treatment sites in reaches with low potential for natural-wood recruitment and accumulation, and selected existing stream features where they expect wood structures to enhance and/or retain desirable channel characteristics and habitat. The Middle Mattole Instream Wood Project is one component of a larger project known as Redwoods to the Sea Corridor Forest Resilience Project. This larger project will create shaded fuel breaks in nearby-upland locations, which will supply the Douglas Fir stems used in the construction of wood structures. A helicopter will fly and place wood in the streams, with assistance from staff on the ground. Helicopter operations require careful coordination with biological-support staff. Designated Biologists shall be present at each site to identify vulnerable fish and wildlife resources and facilitate operations and equipment use. The Designated Biologists shall ensure the risk of take is minimized and, if necessary, clear the site and safely relocate fish and wildlife. In instances where the risk of take exists and Designated Biologists cannot reasonably move fish and wildlife (e.g. nests), Permittee shall seek alternative locations for wood placement.

Contact Information
Cheri Sanville
Department of Fish and Wildlife Northern Region
Lead/Public Agency
619 Second Street
Eureka, CA 95501

Phone : (707) 441-5901

Molly Brown, representing Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
Project Applicant


Northern California
Other Location Info
The project is located within the Mattole River watershed, in the sub-basins of Fourmile and Sholes creeks, approximately 5 miles southeast of the town of Honeydew, County of Humboldt, State of California.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The mitigated negative declaration prepared for the project is available to the general public at the office location listed above for the Lead Agency. CDFW’s record related to the Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement is available to the public for review at CDFW’s regional offic


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination
R__ALL_HABCON_LSA_AGREEMENT FILES_1600 2019_1600-2019-0527-R1_HUM_BLM Middle Mattole Fuels & Instream Wood Placement - Honeydew_1600-2019-0527-R1_Brown_BLM Middle Mattole Instream Wood Project_NOD   PDF 87 K

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