Soledad Thousand Trails Bridge Installation Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-LAN-21470-R5)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Document Title
Soledad Thousand Trails Bridge Installation Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-LAN-21470-R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Streambed Alteration Agreement number EPIMS-LAN-21470-R5, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Jeff Kimes. The project is limited to the Soledad Thousand Trails bridge installation on the Santa Clara River. It is the follow-up to a previous Agreement (1600-2018-0225-R5), where a temporary crossing of nine culverts was installed on the Santa Clara River to allow for vehicular and foot traffic. The previous project was intended as a temporary fix while a permanent solution was being developed. The temporary crossing of nine culverts with a road top and rip rap was installed in 2018. For the new Project, the temporary crossing will be removed in its entirety before construction on the bridge commences. The Permittee will use heavy machinery, (including a crane, backhoe, tractors, and graders) to remove the road top, all fill, nine pipes, and the riprap. After the temporary crossing is removed, bridge construction will occur. The new permanent semi-span bridge will be constructed of yellow pine timber, and will be 320 feet long by 28 feet wide, with nine spans that are supported by rows of pilings (piers). There will be northern and southern abutments as well as 8 piers installed to support the bridge. Riprap around the piers will be installed below grade next to the piers. After the bridge is installed, habitat restoration will occur around the site and non-native species will be removed. Temporary crossing removal, bridge construction, and habitat restoration have the potential to result in permanent impacts to 0.11 acres of alluvial scrub habitat and temporary impacts to 0.39 acres of alluvial scrub habitat.

Contact Information

Emily Galli
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife South Coast Region 5
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
See below "Other Location Info."
Other Location Info
The project is located at 4700 Crown Valley Road, Acton, 93510, in the County of Los Angeles, State of California; and can be located using the following: USGS 7.5-minute Quadrangle Acton, Section 11, Township 4 North, Range 13 East; Latitude 34.446332, Longitude -118.207034. The Assessor’s Parcel Number (APN) associated with this project is 3209-016-025.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 33; CCR, title 14, section 15333; Class 2; CCR, title 14, section 15302
Reasons for Exemption
This project is less than five acres, involves the replacement of a culvert crossing with a bridge within a similar footprint, will not significantly impact any sensitive resources, and will restore and stabilize the streambank using native vegetation and bioengineering techniques to reduce or eliminate erosion and sedimentation.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV New Search Print