Suscol Creek Blackberry Removal Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600- 2020-0143-R3)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Suscol Creek Blackberry Removal Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600- 2020-0143-R3)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2020-0143-R3, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Silverado Premium Properties, LLC. The project will remove approximately 4.87 acres of invasive Himalayan blackberry (Rubus armeniacus) over approximately 2,474 feet from the banks of Suscol Creek, over a five-year period. A skid-steer with a front-mount masticator will be operated from approximately 10 feet outside top of bank to remove dense Himalayan blackberry stands. Project personnel will then remove mulched and any Himalayan blackberry stands that were not removed with the masticator by hand. After Himalayan blackberry removal, erosion control measures will be implemented on exposed bank surfaces and native riparian plantings will be planted in the late fall/early winter throughout the impacted reach. All blackberry removal areas will be monitored for a minimum 5-year period to control and remove any blackberry re-sprouts, and to monitor native riparian plantings.

Contact Information
Garrett Allen
Department of Fish and Wildlife Bay Delta Region
Lead/Public Agency
2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100
Fairfield, CA 94534

Phone : (707) 428-2076


Cross Streets
500 Suscol Creek Road
Suscol Creek
Other Location Info
The project is located on five parcels along an approximately 1.6-mile reach of Suscol Creek, a tributary to the Napa River, near 500 Suscol Creek Road in the City and County of Napa.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of minor private alterations in the condition of land and vegetation. The project will not result in the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


Notice of Exemption
2020080521_Suscol Creek Blackberry   PDF 265 K

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