2-20EM-00020-SHA, “North Fork Headwaters” (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0107-R1)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 1 - Northern Region, Redding (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern Region 1)
Document Title
2-20EM-00020-SHA, “North Fork Headwaters” (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0107-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2020-0107-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Mr. Tom Harrington for the purposes of salvage logging under Emergency Notice of Timber Operations exemption 2-20EM-00020-SHA approved by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The project is limited to 16 encroachments including repair or replacement of failed culverts and excavation of debris and aggraded sediment from the stream channels at nine existing culvert crossings; establishment of one rocked ditch to convey spring flows to the inlet of an existing culvert crossing; decommission (removal) of one failed bridge crossing; temporary installation of one multiple-culvert crossing; channel bank repair at one site of bank erosion that may include temporary installation of a multiple-culvert crossing to cross heavy tracked equipment to access dry portions of the stream channel and extract rock material from the streambed to rock armor the site of bank erosion; and the diversion of water at three existing crossings.

Contact Information
Harvest Vieira
Department of Fish and Wildlife Northern Region
601 Locust Street
Redding, CA 96001

Phone : (530) 225-2504


Other Location Info
The project is located on North Fork Cottonwood Creek and Unnamed tributaries to North Fork Cottonwood Creek in the North Fork Cottonwood Creek planning watershed (CalWater Number 524.350102); in the County of Shasta, State of California; Township (T)31N, Range (R)07W, Sections

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Class 4; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project meets the criteria for exemption because it consists of the use of existing facilities for water drafting and minor alteration to land to repair existing failed watercourse crossings.


Notice of Exemption
2020040241_1600-2020-0107-R1_THP_NorthForkHeadwaters_NOE   PDF 145 K

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