Silver Creek LCT restoration project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Document Title
Silver Creek LCT restoration project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
California Department of Fish and Wildlife will divert a portion of the streamflow around 2000 foot-long reaches or more of Silver Creek, beginning in the headwaters and proceeding downstream. Electrofishing will be conducted in the remaining water pockets to remove non-native fish from the stream and aid in restoration of existing Lahontan cutthroat trout habitat. No impact to the streambank, water quality, or riparian habitat will occur, relatively short sections of stream will be temporarily diverted, and no sediment or pollutants will be introduced during the entirety of this project. This project will temporarily impact 0.2 acres of stream and riparian habitat each the project is undertaken and will not result in permanent impacts to the streambank or channel of Silver Creek.

Contact Information

Nicholas Buckmaster
Agency Name
Project lead
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Total Acres
State Highways
State Route 108

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 and Class 33
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4, §15304, Minor Alterations to Land - the Project will result in minimal impacts to the condition of the land and will not result in removal of mature, healthy, scenic trees; however, it will result in the improvement of fish habitat. Class 33 §15333, Small Habitat Restoration Projects – the project area will not exceed five acres and will assure restoration, enhancement, and protection of Lahontan cutthroat trout and surrounding habitat with no significant adverse impact on listed species.


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