Bear Creek Lower Meadow Restoration (SAA No. 1600-2020-0168-R2)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Bear Creek Lower Meadow Restoration (SAA No. 1600-2020-0168-R2)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Routine maintenance work, as described in this Agreement includes the following: removing debris, vegetation, rubbish, downed trees, and other material that could obstruct the natural flow; controlling weeds, grasses, emergent vegetation, and woody vegetation; repairing and maintaining culverts, bridges, and small structures; making repairs to control erosion and stabilize banks; and other work necessary to maintain the functional and structural integrity of waterways.

Contact Information

Sean Hoobler
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Truckee River Watershed Council
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Northern California
Other Location Info
The project is located on Bear Creek, a tributary to the Truckee River, on the eastern side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in Placer County, CA. The project is entirely on parcels managed bythe Tahoe National Forest

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 33; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15333
Reasons for Exemption
The Bear Creek Lower Meadow Restoration Project does not exceed 5 acres in size; there are no significant adverse impacts on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to Section 15065; there are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed; and the project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects and the effects of probable future projects. The project is intended to maintain, restore, enhance, and protect habitat for fish, plants, and wildlife by restoring an approximate reach of 3,000 feet of Bear Creek through montane meadow restoration.


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