Kern Plateau Meadows Restoration Project

8 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019100230
Lead Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Document Title
Kern Plateau Meadows Restoration Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/28/2023
Document Description
The purpose of the project is to restore 13 degraded headwater stream-meadow complexes utilizing low-tech process-based restoration (LTPBR) techniques as defined by Wheaton et al. 2019.This project includes 13 meadow sites located on the Kern Plateau region of the Inyo National Forest in the Mount Whitney Ranger District, Inyo and Tulare Counties, California.

Contact Information

Name
Sarmad Alkayssi
Agency Name
State Water Resources Control Board
Job Title
Enviornmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Jessica Strickland
Agency Name
Trout Unlimited
Job Title
California Inland Trout Program Director
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Location

Counties
Inyo, Tulare
Regions
Northern California
Other Location Info
This Project includes 13 meadow sites located on the Kern Plateau region of the Inyo National Forest in the Mount Whitney Ranger District, Inyo and Tulare Counties, California. Nine meadow sites (excluding Kingfisher Stringer, Round Mountain Stringer, Snake Creek, and Soda Creek Meadows) are located within the designated Golden Trout Wilderness Area. Ten meadow sites (Mulkey, Strawberry, Brown, Shaeffer, Fat Cow, Kingfisher Stringer, Round Mountain Stringer, Snake Creek, Soda Creek, and Casa Vieja) are in tributary headwaters to the Kern/South Fork of the Kern River. The three remaining meadow sites (Horseshoe-Round, Poison, and Dutch) are in tributary headwaters of the Owens River.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
State Water Resources Control Board
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (Biological resources Report, Hydrogeological Aquatics Report )
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination

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