Aquatic Surveys on Northcoast Regional Land Trust Property

Summary

SCH Number
2020040342
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 7 - Marine, Monterey (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7)
Document Title
Aquatic Surveys on Northcoast Regional Land Trust Property
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/28/2020
Project Applicant
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Present Land Use
Humboldt Bay watershed

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to Northcoast Regional Land Trust (NCRLT) pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081(a) to sample fish within Humboldt Bay watershed for the Aquatic Surveys on Northcoast Regional Land Trust Property. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the NCRLT to incidentally take Longfin Smelt during the course of its sampling subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The data gathered will describe life history strategies of juvenile salmonids, provide pre and post habitat restoration project conditions, and provide information to NCRLT to better manage their lands. NCRLT will sample river mile (RM) 0-1 of Wood Creek (tributary to Freshwater Creek Slough) and RM 0-1 of Martin Slough (tributary to Elk River Slough) to collect water quality and fish monitoring data within the Humboldt Bay watershed. Covered methods of take are limited to minnow trap and beach seine.

Contact Information
Corianna Flannery
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
619 2nd Street
Eureka , CA 95501

Phone : (707) 499-0354
Corianna.Flannery@Wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Humboldt
Waterways
Humboldt Bay watershed

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15306, Information Collection, Class 6.
Reasons for Exemption
The Project involves research and the collection of information to measure the effectiveness of past and ongoing habitat restoration projects which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to Longfin Smelt, Spirinchus thaleichthys, a threatened species.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
SIGNED_2081aMOU_NOE_Jewell_200428   PDF 29 K

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