Griff Creek Bridge Construction and Restoration Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Tahoe Conservancy
Document Title
Griff Creek Bridge Construction and Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project consists of constructing a bridge to replace a previously collapsed bridge and restoring a small area damaged by off-highway vehicle use. The bridge construction will reduce the current impacts to soil and water quality by eliminating the issues of public in-stream traversing and associated resource damage. The restoration activities will reduce sediment loss into Griff Creek and enhance the natural resources on Conservancy land.

Contact Information

Erica Uhor
Agency Name
California Tahoe Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
The Project is located on the Conservancy's 642-acre Griff Creek property (Placer County Assessment Numbers 090-020-007 and 090-020-008), which is north of Kings Beach where Gas Line Road meets Griff Creek.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Classes 2 & 33, §§ 15302 and 15333.
Reasons for Exemption
The replacement of the collapsed bridge is exempt because the activities involve the replacement of a previously existing bridge that will be located on the same site and will serve substantially the same purpose and capacity as the original bridge. The minor habitat restoration activities are exempt for the following reasons: 1) they do not occur on more than five acres when the project area is approximately 0.10 acres; 2) they will enhance fish, plant, or wildlife habitat by eliminating future excess sediment delivery and erosion into Griff Creek, 3) they will have no significant impact on endangered, rare, or threatened species or their habitat, 4) there are no hazardous materials at or around the Project site that may be disturbed or removed, and 5) they will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past, current, or probable future projects.


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