Topanga Arundo Removal PHase II


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Topanga Arundo Removal PHase II
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Conservation Corps will remove Arundo (Arundo donax) along Topanga Creek in Topanga State Park. The project will treat Arundo patches along three miles of Topanga Creek. This invasive plant has negative impacts on habitat for several listed species: southern steelhead (Oncorhynchus mykiss), tidewater goby (Eucyclogobius newberrii), and western pond turtle (Emys marmorata). Most of this stretch of Topanga Creek is southern steelhead habitat that supports the healthiest population of this species in the Santa Monica Mountains. The removal would also benefit bird populations in the riparian corridor by allowing native trees and shrubs to replace these harmful invasive plants. Further information regarding the project, as well as measures to be implemented to avoid impacts, may be obtained by contacting the Environmental Coordinator listed below.

Contact Information

Noa Rishe
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation - Angeles District
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Southern California
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Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section 15301 – Existing Facilities Class: 4 Section(s): 15304 – Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impacts to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA §15300.2. If the project is implemented as indicated within the CDPR Project Evaluation Form, including conditions provided by CDPR staff, it is exempt under the Departmental List of Exempt Activities established under the authority of CEQA §15300.4 as: Class: 1 Section(s): 15301 – Existing Facilities Class: 4 Section(s): 15304 – Minor Alterations to Land
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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