PG&E Rio Dell Junction-Bridgeville Transmission Line 38/1 Revegetation Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-HUM-32030-R1)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
PG&E Rio Dell Junction-Bridgeville Transmission Line 38/1 Revegetation Project (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. EPIMS-HUM-32030-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is limited to one (1) encroachment for the implementation of a revegetation plan developed to compensate for the unauthorized removal of riparian vegetation by Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) in a small tributary channel to the Van Duzen River. In September 2021, PG&E removed mature riparian vegetation to access transmission poles requiring replacement. Vegetation was removed from an area measuring 797 square feet, and equipment forded the stream. Straw mulch and wattles were installed to reduce erosion and sedimentation to the channel. To mitigate for the loss of riparian vegetation, PG&E will exclude cattle from the riparian corridor to facilitate natural regeneration of existing vegetation, remove non-native invasive plants, and seed bare soil areas with a native grass seed mix. To augment woody riparian species recruitment, PG&E will establish fifteen arroyo willow (Salix lasiolepis) cuttings at the crossing site in late 2022/early 2023. The goal of the revegetation effort is to re-establish vigorous, native riparian vegetation and enhance the disturbed area. PG&E will monitor the effort over a three-year period to ensure successful vegetation recruitment occurs at natural density, cover, and vigor, and shall provide CDFW annual status reports.

Contact Information

Jonathan Hollis
Agency Name
California Department of Fish & Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
approximately 1 ½ miles west of the town of Bridgeville
Parcel #
Van Duzen River watershed

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 33; California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15333
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of activities not to exceed five acres in size to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, threatened, or rare species or their habitat pursuant to §15065. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.
County Clerk


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