Watersedge Tamarisk Removal Project (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, No. EPIMSRIV-47156-R6)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Document Title
Watersedge Tamarisk Removal Project (Notification of Lake or Streambed Alteration, No. EPIMSRIV-47156-R6)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement EPIMS Notification No. EPIMS-RIV-47156-R6, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Watersedge Elsinore Associates, LLC. The project is limited to the removal of tamarisk throughout approximately 60 acres of the project site. Tamarisk removal will be accomplished by grinding trees and shrubs down to just above ground level utilizing a tree grinding machine. All removed tamarisk trees and shrubs will be chipped and spread as mulch. The remaining stumps will then be spot treated by herbicide application. Application will consist of either spot application to individual plants in areas of sparse weed coverage, or broadcast application to dense patches of weeds. Cut stumps will be subsequently monitored and repeatedly cut and treated with herbicide until the stump is dead.

Contact Information

Marina Barton
Agency Name
Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Lake Elsinore
Southern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section (15304) Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15304: The proposed project consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes.
County Clerk


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