11 Mail Road Restoration Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0199-R5)

Summary

SCH Number
2020100502
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 5 - South Coast, San Diego (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5)
Document Title
11 Mail Road Restoration Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2019-0199-R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/26/2020

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2019-0199-R5, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Divine Mercy, Inc. as represented by VerLyn Jensen. The project is limited to the restoration of a previous cannabis cultivation site located within the Santa Ynez River riparian corridor. Restoration is proposed in response to a Notice of Violation (NOV) from CDFW. This project proposes to remediate the remaining violations by restoring riparian habitat at two separate areas, which include: 1) the former cannabis cultivation field, which is a 3.17-acre area located on a floodplain terrace; and, 2) a 0.46-acre area associated with the access road and crossing in the Santa Ynez River. Since native plants have already begun to colonize the area, restoration in this 3.17-acrea area will consist primarily of invasive species removal. Additional native species will be planted to create three ‘islands’ of high plant diversity to attract wildlife for seed dispersal. Plants will be watered by hand from a watering truck. To restore the areas impacted by the crossing, restoration will occur within an approximate 0.46-acre area. Native vegetation will be planted from stakes collected from parent trees/shrubs located in the surrounding areas.

Contact Information
Joe Stanovich
California Department of Fish & Wildlife South Coast Region
3883 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123

Phone : (562) 430-7642

Location

Coordinates
34°36'57.8"N 120°19'58.1"W
Cities
Lompoc
Counties
Santa Barbara
Cross Streets
11 Mail Road
Zip
93436
Parcel #
083-140-008 and 099-200-057
Other Location Info
The project is located at 11 Mail Road, Lompoc, California, 93436, Santa Barbara County; Latitude 34.616048, Longitude 120.332797; Assessor Parcel Numbers 083-140-008 and 099-200-057.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class (33); California Code of Regulations, title 14, section (15333)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 33 consists of a project that does not exceed five acres in size to assure maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife. The project consists of restoring riparian habitat at two separate areas, which include: 1) the former cannabis cultivation field, which is a 3.17-acre area located on a floodplain terrace; and, 2) a 0.46-acre area associated with the access road and crossing in the Santa Ynez River.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020100502_NOE_11 Mail Road (2019-0199)_RFR+EW_10_26_2020   PDF 148 K

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