CEQA-22-0001 - Upper Rose Bar Salmonid Spawning Habitat Restoration Project

6 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Yuba County
Document Title
CEQA-22-0001 - Upper Rose Bar Salmonid Spawning Habitat Restoration Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
RR-5, RPR, & AE-40. The area is used for salmon spawning habitat.
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), South Yuba River Citizen’s League (SYRCL), Yuba Water Agency (YWA), and Yuba County have proposed the Upper Rose Bar Salmonid Spawning Habitat Restoration Project (Proposed Action) to rehabilitate and enhance spawning habitat for Central Valley (CV) fall run and spring run Chinook Salmon (Oncorhynchus tshawytscha) and California Central Valley (CCV) Steelhead (O. mykiss) in the Yuba River downstream of Englebright Dam. The Proposed Action design, permitting and pre-Proposed Action monitoring was funded by the Prop 1 - Watershed and Delta Ecosystem Restoration Grant Program and directly addresses CDFW restoration priorities by improving water quality and working to implement the salmon spawning and rearing habitat and riparian floodplain habitat objectives that exist within the State Wildlife Action Plan, the Sacramento Valley Salmon Resilience Strategy, and the California Biodiversity initiative. In addition, this Proposed Action will reduce the impacts of a changing climate by creating more spawning and rearing habitat within an area that supports spring run Chinook Salmon. The Proposed Action would also directly address the doubling goal of the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Anadromous Fish Restoration Program (AFRP), the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) priority action YUR-2.4 to create and restore off-channel spawning areas in the Yuba River for CV Chinook Salmon and CCV Steelhead (NMFS 2014), and test hypotheses regarding the response of adult salmonids to restored spawning habitats.

Contact Information

Ciara Fisher
Agency Name
Yuba County CDSA - Planning Department
Job Title
Planner III
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Kirsten Sellheim
Agency Name
Cramer Fish Sciences
Job Title
Senior Scientist
Contact Types
Consulting Firm

Jacob Vander Meulen
Agency Name
Yuba County Water Agency
Job Title
Environmental Compliance Officer
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Unincorporated Smartsville Community
Countywide, Northern California, Statewide
Cross Streets
Carmalita Way
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Yuba River
22 27
WGS 84
Other Location Info
The project area encompasses an approximately 2,895-foot segment of the Lower Yuba River, approximately 8.9 river miles downstream of Englebright Dam at the downstream end of the Narrows Reach, in the upstream portion of the Timbuctoo Bend Reach and at the base of the former Blue Point Mine.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Delta Protection Commission, Delta Stewardship Council, Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California State Lands Commission (SLC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB)
Development Types
Other (Habitat Restoration)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Recreation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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