Sugar Pine Bridge Floodplain and Riverbank Restoration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Sugar Pine Bridge Floodplain and Riverbank Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project will remove asphalt, excavate imported fill from overflow channels, and decompact soils of the former roadbed and campsite footprint. Channel excavation will be a maximum depth of two feet. Channel topography will be restored using the 1919 USGS maps as a guide. Conifers within the channels will be removed to restore dominance of riparian deciduous species. An engineered log jam structure (ELJ) will be installed upstream of the Sugar Pine Bridge to direct water toward the excavated overflow channels during high water events. Native plant species such as willow, cottonwood, and sedges will be planted in restored channels to increase habitat quality, biodiversity, and water quality.

Contact Information

Brandon Salazar
Agency Name
Central Valley Regional Water Quality Control Board
Job Title
Water Resource Control Engineer
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Yosemite Valley
Northern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
California Public Resources Code, Division 13, section 21080.56
Reasons for Exemption
The project is solely a restoration project that will restore wildlife habitat and restore historic aquatic resources to a degraded wetland and flood plain habitat.
County Clerk


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