Olancha/Cartago 4-Lane Mitigation Planting


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT)
Document Title
Olancha/Cartago 4-Lane Mitigation Planting
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
In order to fulfill mitigation requirements under the project’s Lake and Streambed Alteration (1600) permit, Caltrans will be planting approximately one hundred and eighty-two five-gallon cottonwood saplings along the banks Olancha Creek outside of the newly acquired right-of-way. Plantings will require the use of hand tools, vehicles, and heavy equipment. To ensure successful establishment of cottonwood sapling, the importation of water may be needed for up to two years following construction of the Olancha-Cartago project. In addition to cottonwood plantings, tamarisk removal will also occur which will require the use of hand tools and the application of herbicide.

Contact Information

Ryan Spaulding
Agency Name
Caltrans District 9
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


State Highways
U.S. Route 395
Other Location Info
Along the banks of Olancha Creek on newly-acquired right-of-way from the Bureau of Land Management for the Olancha-Cartago 4-Lane project. The project limits for the main project is onU.S Route 395, from postmiles 29.2 to 41.8.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
After a review of the proposed mitigation site, and with approval from the existing land owner (Bureau of Land Management - Bishop Field Office), it has been determined that no known environmental resources will be impacted by work activities.
County Clerk


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