Pescadero Creek Habitat Enhancement Project at Pescadero Creek County Park


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (SMCRCD)
Document Title
Pescadero Creek Habitat Enhancement Project at Pescadero Creek County Park
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The goal of the project is to support Central California Coast (CCC) coho salmon and CCC steelhead recovery by creating habitat features to improve creek conditions for these species and other aquatic wildlife. The project will use approximately 125 onsite trees for habitat features at 35 sites along Pescadero Creek through unanchored, direct felling methods (no heavy equipment). This will enhance approximately 2 miles of habitat for coho salmon and steelhead by creating the variety of habitat fish need to spawn, hide, rest, eat, and thrive.

Contact Information

Stephanie MacDonald
Agency Name
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Conservation Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated area
San Mateo
San Francisco Bay Area
Parcel #
084130120 & 085150080
Other Information
9500 Pescadero Creek Road, Loma Mar, CA 94021

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Statutory Exemption for Restoration Projects (SERP) Pub. Resources Code, 21080.56
Reasons for Exemption
Determination that the Project meets the qualifying criteria set forth in Public Resources Code section 21080.56, subdivisions (a) to (d), inclusive (Concurrence). The Project meets 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. The Project is consistent with and its implementation will further CDFW’s mandate as California’s trustee agency for fish and wildlife, including the responsibility to hold and manage these resources in trust for all the people of California. CDFW has provided a written concurrence that is available upon request.
County Clerk
San Mateo


Notice of Exemption

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