California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6
Wyman Creek at Wyman Creek Road Vegetation Management Project – Routine Maintenance Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, EPIMS Notification No. EPIMS-I
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. EPIMS-INY-24598-R6, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Southern California Edison represented by Hazem Gabr. The project involves vegetation management including trimming and removal of trees and vegetation, as needed, to maintain fire abatement clearance within portion of SCE’s Control-Silver Peak-Zack- 55 kilovolt (kV) Circuit along
Wyman Creek Road 7.3 miles northwest of Deep Springs. Trimming actions will include removal of annual growth or old growth materials that are within the regulatory required setbacks and removal of a 10-foot radius of vegetation growth with a branch diameter less than 4 inches around SCE’s utility poles (pole brushing). Removal
actions include full removal of the crown and most or all of the trunk with the stump and root system abandoned intact in the ground. Stumps will be treated with Garlon 3A herbicide “paint” to prevent/slow resprouting where necessary and will be applied by a trained herbicide applicator under the guidance of a qualified applicators license.
Project activities described above may impact up to 1.0 acres of streambed including sandbar willow and Woods’ rose scrub habitat. Up to 0.10 acre of removal and 0.10 acre of trimming of less than 25% of the shrub/tree canopy are authorized per year for the term of the Agreement.