Building Wildlife-Friendly Resilience in Working Landscapes - Roots #81


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Building Wildlife-Friendly Resilience in Working Landscapes - Roots #81
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The goal of this project is to create habitat for nesting birds, pollinators, amphibians and small mammals, as well as sequester carbon, remove hazardous fence that has previously injured wildlife and filter run-off from the county road before it enters the watershed. The project includes removing non-native invasive species and establishing a 730 ft hedgerow bordering areas of crop production and pasture, in addition to a 140 ft bioswale that will capture road runoff and provide seasonal wetland habitat for amphibians. This project will also cut down old barbed wire fencing that has entrained wildlife in the past in a sensitive riparian area. This project will enhance native pollinator habitat and nesting bird habitat in an area that was previously dominated by invasive species. Laying down hazardous fencing will reduce the chance of wildlife injury and death, and increase access to a seasonal creek and pond. The planting palette will reduce the vulnerability of wildlife to phenological mismatches by increasing the number of months and amount of resources (food, cover) that are available. WCB Project Tracker ID: 2022065.

Contact Information

Rebecca J. Fris
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board
Job Title
Deputy Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
The project will be implemented on a private 5 acre farm within the Patrick Creek watershed in Humboldt County. T07N, R01E, Section 17.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CCR Section 15333 - Small Habitat Restoration Projects
Reasons for Exemption
WCB has determined that the objectives of enhancement and restoration of wildlife and pollinator habitat, and the implementation activities as designed for this project, will result in the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants or wildlife not to exceed five acres in size.


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