Walnut Orchard Removal and Native Plantings


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Walnut Orchard Removal and Native Plantings
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use

Document Description
Remove approximately 17acres of walnut orchard trees at Irvine Finch Boat Launch Facility; a subunit of the Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park, and replace 5ac with native trees and 12ac with native grasses. Work will: • Remove approximately 17ac of walnut trees, including root balls, using an excavator, dozer and chainsaws, • Dispose of biomass via burn piles, chipping and/or removal from site, • Rip 17ac up to 12” deep and level land, • Install drip system from on-site well to water 3-4 years, • Plant approximately 2,500 container stock native plants resulting in 2,500 planting holes ranging in size from 6” to 12” deep, 6” to 12” across. • Drill seed in approximately 12ac of native grass seed up to 2” deep, • Utilize Caution labeled herbicides including, but not limited to: Milestone, Round Up Pro Concentrate, Garlon, 2,4-D, Telar, AquaMaster, Transline and Capstone. • Conduct replacement plantings periodically over time.

Contact Information
Trish Ladd-Shute
Department of Parks and Recreation-Northern Buttes District
Lead/Public Agency
400 Glen Drive
Oroville, CA 95966

Phone : (530) 532-3087

Department of Parks and Recreation
Project Applicant


Cross Streets
Highway 32 and Sacramento River
Total Acres
State Highways
Hamilton City

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1 & 4 Section: 15301, 15303 & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the maintenance or minor alteration of existing public or private structures involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; and the minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


Notice of Exemption
13120_IrvineFinch_Orchard Removal and Native Plantings_NOE_1   PDF 203 K

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