Anadromous Salmonid Habitat Conservation Plan (ASHCP)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
City of Santa Cruz
Document Title
Anadromous Salmonid Habitat Conservation Plan (ASHCP)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Various Residential, Commercial, Light Industrial, Public Facility, Open Space, Park and Recreation, and Agricultural Designations
Document Description
The Proposed Project is implementation of the ASHCP that provides a strategy for avoiding, minimizing, and mitigating potential impacts from City operation and maintenance activities on state- and federally endangered Central California Coast coho salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) (coho) and federally threatened Central California Coast steelhead (O. mykiss) (steelhead) (Covered Species). The ASHCP was developed in support of applications for federal and state incidental take permits (ITPs) for coho and steelhead. The state ITP would be granted by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) pursuant to Section 2081 of the California Fish and Game Code (CFGC) (the California Endangered Species Act [CESA] of 1984). The federal ITP would be granted by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) pursuant to Section 10(a)(1)(B) of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) of 1973. The ASHCP is a 30-year plan that would provide coverage for Covered Activities related to operation, maintenance, and rehabilitation of the City’s water supply and water system facilities, operation and maintenance of the City’s municipal facilities, and management of City lands. The Conservation Strategy includes biological goals and objectives, avoidance and minimization measures, a non-flow conservation fund, and a monitoring program.

Contact Information

Ezekiel Bean
Agency Name
City of Santa Cruz
Job Title
Associate Planner II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Capitola, Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz
Citywide, Countywide
State Highways
1, 9, 17
Santa Cruz Branch RR, Big Trees
Other Location Info
The Plan Area includes watershed and water service/urban areas that total approximately 176 square miles in Santa Cruz County

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of State Parks, Division of Boating and Waterways, California Department of Transportation, District 5 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), 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, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, State Water Resources Control Board, Divison of Financial Assistance, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW)
Development Types
Water Facilities (Diversion facility upgrades)(Type Various, MGD 0.000001), Other (Habitat Improvement, Management, and Monitoring; Issuance of ITP)
Local Actions
Habitat Conservation Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from state reviewing agencies]

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