Upper Sonoma Creek Restoration Demonstration Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Document Title
Upper Sonoma Creek Restoration Demonstration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 1652, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved the Upper Sonoma Creek Restoration Demonstration Project submitted by Richard Dale, Sonoma Ecology Center. The Project will restore habitat for steelhead in upper Sonoma Creek, with a focus on winter high flow refugia and reducing bed scour, identified as limiting factors for steelhead recovery in this watershed. The Project will remove an existing rock wall and picnic area, lower floodplain benches, install bank stabilization measures using brush mat and live pole plantings, install large wood habitat elements, and includes erosion control and native plant revegetation measures.

Contact Information

Mitsuko Grube
Agency Name
CA Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
The Demonstration Project is located on the Upper Sonoma Creek within the Morton’s Warm Springs property in the unincorporated Sonoma Valley, Sonoma County, California. The project site address is 1651 Warm Springs Road (Latitude 38.392928°, Longitude -122.551130°). Sonoma Creek watershed drains into the San Pablo Bay of the San Francisco Bay Estuary in Northern California.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 33; California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15333
Reasons for Exemption
Class 33 consists of small projects not to exceed 5 acres in size to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife.
County Clerk


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