Knightsen Wetland Restoration Project

Summary

SCH Number
2023120580
Public Agency
East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy
Document Title
Knightsen Wetland Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/20/2023
Document Description
The Knightsen Wetland Restoration project, when constructed, will restore the ranch to high quality habitat for special status species. The ecological benefits will extend beyond target species in the East Contra Costa County HCP/NCCP, as the project will also support migratory birds and Delta species. There are also anticipated Delta water quality benefits. This is a large restoration effort that includes reconnecting this parcel to Delta tidal flows.

Contact Information

Name
Abigail Fateman
Agency Name
East Contra Costa County Habitat Conservancy
Job Title
Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project

Location

Counties
Contra Costa
Regions
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Byron Hwy, Delta Rd
Total Acres
645
Parcel #
020-171-001 and 020-172-004

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080.56
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt for the following reasons: (1) The Project is being implemented to conserve, restore, and protect HCP/NCCP covered species and habitat and to achieve HCP/NCCP biological goals and objectives; (2) the Project site will be protected in perpetuity by a conservation easement, ensuring long-term benefits for climate resiliency, biodiversity, and species recovery; (3) the Project will be implemented in accordance with the HCP/NCCP, which includes measures to minimize or avoid environmental impacts and ensures the Project site will be managed and monitored in perpetuity; and (4) all Project construction activities will advance the habitat restoration objectives of the Project.
County Clerk
Contra Costa

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