Shoshone Springbrook Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021050145
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Document Title
Shoshone Springbrook Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/6/2021

Document Description
The Project includes reconstructing the first 475-feet of the incised linear Shoshone Springbrook channel into a two-stage channel (i.e., meandering low-flow channel within a larger flood-channel) to expand and improve habitat for aquatic and riparian species. Aquatic and riparian habitat will be restored and enhanced through 1) the removal and maintenance of excessive cattail growth within the Project area, 2) the removal of non-native salt cedar (Tamarix spp.), 3) planting of native vegetation and 4) the creation of a channel that promotes natural alluvial processes, increased channel stabilization and connectivity to the Armargosa river floodplain. Specifically, the Project will provide a net benefit to the Shoshone pupfish by expanding their potential range through the creation and maintenance of shallow, open-water habitat that promotes the growth of algae, an important food source for pupfish. Riparian birds, including the least Bell’s vireo, are also expected to benefit from the enhancement of the native riparian community as a result of non-native plant removal, native riparian planting, and increased floodplain connectivity.

Contact Information
Alyssa Marquez
Lead Agency
Lead/Public Agency
3602 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite C-220
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone : (760) 567-0332
Alyssa.Marquez@Wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
35°58'44.5"N 116°16'14"W
Cities
Ontario
Counties
San Bernardino
Other Information
The Project is located in the Shoshone Springbrook, east of highway 127 within the northeast edge of the town of Shoshone, Inyo County (See Figure 1). The Project is located approximately 0.13 miles east of the Death Valley Unified School District at approximately 35.979028, -116.270556. The Project site is bounded by Amargosa River to the east and the Dublin Hills Range to the west

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
33
Reasons for Exemption
Consists of small projects not to exceed 5 acres in size to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
1652-2020-039-001-R6_NOE   PDF 214 K

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