Scott River Tailings Oasis Restoration Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Scott River Tailings Oasis Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the project is to improve instream and floodplain conditions for anadromous salmonids, specifically Southern Oregon North Coast Coho salmon (SONCC), as well as other aquatic species along a 0.37 kilometer reach of the Scott River dominated by Yuba Dredge tailings. The tailings have created inhospitable conditions for natural recruitment of vegetation, and this portion of the river ceases to flow in the late summer, which is when construction shall occur. To enhance habitat for this stretch of the river, this project will install up to 20 instream engineered log jams, 40 floodplain log structures, and plant native riparian vegetation in multiple areas along the bank. The total project area is under 5 acres.

Contact Information

Philip Cramer
Agency Name
CA Dept of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Betsy Stapleton
Agency Name
Scott River Watershed Council
Job Title
Permitting Specialist
Contact Types
Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Northern California
Total Acres

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15333 - small habitat restoration
Reasons for Exemption
The project is voluntary restoration of riverine habitat and is under 5 acres.


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