Butano Creek Backfield Floodplain and Flow Enhancement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Butano Creek Backfield Floodplain and Flow Enhancement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project will create approximately 4 acres of inset floodplain, increase connectivity to 100+ acres of historical floodplain in the Pescadero-Butano Watershed and increase channel complexity along an 1,800-foot stretch of Butano Creek. In addition, the Project will expand an existing 3.6 acre-feet (AF) reservoir to approximately 14 AF, allowing the landowner to cease diversions from the creek during critically dry summer months. WCB Project Tracker ID: 2022061

Contact Information

John P. Donnelly
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board
Job Title
Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Mateo
Northern California
Parcel #
Other Location Info

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code section 21080.56
Reasons for Exemption
The Project is statutorily exempt from CEQA pursuant to the Statutory Exemption for Restoration Projects (SERP), Public Resources Code section 21080.56, as a project that meets all of the following conditions: (1) the Project is exclusively to conserve, restore, protect, or enhance, and assist in the recovery of California native fish and wildlife, and the habitat upon which they depend; or is exclusively to restore or provide habitat for California native fish and wildlife; (2) the Project may have public benefits incidental to the Project's fundamental purpose; (3) the Project will result in long-term net benefits to climate resiliency, biodiversity, and sensitive species recovery; and includes procedures and ongoing management for the protection of the environment; and (4) Project construction activities are solely related to habitat restoration.


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