Equine Cleaning of Steelhead Creek Channel


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Equine Cleaning of Steelhead Creek Channel
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to enhancement of Steelhead Creek through trash, debris, and invasive species removal. Considerable amounts of anthropogenic trash have accumulated on the channel bottom of the creek channel including but not limited to plastic tarps, textiles, and large items such mainly shopping carts, tires, and mattresses. The project is intended to remove these items to rehabilitate the creek bed to improve substrate functionality for aquatic organisms, reduce encumbrances to fish passage and improve flood conveyance. This project proposes to remove the larger debris embedded in the channel using a team of draft horses on the bank.

Contact Information

Dylan Wood
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Parcel #
Other Location Info
The project is located along Streelhead Creek between the Northgate and W. El Camino Bridges and time permitting, between the W. El Camino bridge and the confluence of Steelhead Creek and Arcade Creek.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class (1) and (4); California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301 and 15304.
Reasons for Exemption
Class 1 because the project includes only includes maintenance at existing facilities and involves no expansion of the existing use. Class 4 because the project is a private alteration in the condition of land which does not involve the removal any of healthy, mature, or scenic trees.
County Clerk


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