Silver Creek LCT Restoration Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020031050
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 - Inland Deserts, Ontario (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 )
Document Title
Silver Creek LCT Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/24/2020
Project Applicant
Department of Fish and Wildlife

Document Description
California Department of Fish and Wildlife will divert water above an upper weir in Silver Creek (4249978 N 278746 E Zone 11). Electrofishing will be conducted in the remaining water pockets in an effort to remove non-native fish from the stream and aid in restoration of existing Lahontan cutthroat trout habitat. No impact to the streambank, water quality, or riparian habitat will occur, as only a small section of stream will be temporarily diverted, and no sediment or pollutants will be introduced during the entirety of this project. This project will temporarily impact 300 square feet of upland and riparian habitat and will not result in permanent impacts to the stream channel of Silver Creek.

Contact Information
Russell Black
Department of Fish and Wildlife
787 North Main St., Suite C- 220
Bishop, CA 93514

Phone : (951) 852-6386

Location

Counties
Mono
Other Location Info
This project is located on Silver Creek in Mono County. Access to Silver Creek begins at the turn to the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Pickel Meadows on California State Route 108. The approximate location work will be conducted is at the upper weir in Silver Creek: UTMs 4249978 N 278746 E Zone 11.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
§15304, §15333
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4, §15304, Minor Alterations to Land - the Project will result in minimal impacts to the condition of the land and will not result in removal of mature, healthy, scenic trees; however, it will result in the improvement of fish habitat. Class 33 §15333, Small Habitat Restoration Projects – the project area will not exceed five acres and will assure restoration, enhancement, and protection of Lahontan cutthroat trout and surrounding habitat with no significant adverse impact on listed species.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020031050_NOE Silver Creek Restoration Project   PDF 241 K

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