Upper Truckee River Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Upper Truckee River Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the Project is to restore habitat for Lahontan Cutthroat Trout, a threatened fish species under the Federal Endangered Species Act, by eradicating non-native fish species from 5.34 miles of the Upper Truckee River Watershed through electrofishing and gillnetting in temporarily isolated stream segments. The objective of the Project is to facilitate natural downstream range expansion of the Meiss Meadows LCT population.

Contact Information

Adam Henriques
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Northern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56
Reasons for Exemption
The Project meets all qualifying criteria fin Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subdivisions (a) to (d) and received written concurrence from the Director of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife on April 12, 2023 (Request No. 21080.56-2023-023-R2) pursuant to Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subdivision (e). Request No. 21080.56-2023-023-R2 is attached to this notice.
County Clerk
El Dorado


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