Gravel Extraction for Pastures of Heaven Ranch


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Gravel Extraction for Pastures of Heaven Ranch
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Streambed Alteration Agreement number EPIMS-SIS-44027-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Brandon Fawaz, Fawaz Farming. The project is limited to non-commercial extraction of small diameter gravel and cobble from a perched gravel bar for personal use on the ranch property to fill pivot tracks and ranch road maintenance. Extraction is limited to no more than 500 cubic yards per year. Permittee has identified two dry gravel bars to harvest gravel. Work will be conducted with heavy equipment including but not limited to front end loader or excavator, dozer and dump truck. Permittee will submit a pre-extraction No riparian vegetation will be cleared and no work will be required in the wetted channel.

Contact Information

Janae Scruggs
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Fort Jones
Northern California
Parcel #
Numbers 015-410-730-000, 015-410-740-000, and 015-410-410-000
Scott River
Other Location Info
Pastures of Heaven Ranch Shop address is 6608 Scott River Road, Fort Jones, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project proposes to remove a small amount of gravel annually for personal, local use. The project has no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.
County Clerk


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