Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Reach 8A Project (also known as L.A. River Fish Habitat Pilot Project-Reach 8A)


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Los Angeles
Document Title
Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration and Recreation Reach 8A Project (also known as L.A. River Fish Habitat Pilot Project-Reach 8A)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Los Angeles River Ecosystem and Recreation (LARERR) Reach 8A Project (Project) is intended as a first stepin creating steelhead fish passage as a migration corridor to the upper tributaries of the LA River Watershed spawning grounds. The Project would contribute to upstream steelhead passage through construction of a fish passage and habitat structures including an inset channel adjacent to the existing low-flow channel, anchored boulders on the existing low-flow channel, resting pockets for velocity and depth refuge, and vegetation features. While focused on providing fish passage and habitat structures to address limiting factors to steelhead trout and other native fish, the Project also addresses watershed-wide data gaps and opportunities to promote future projects and address other limiting factors to steelhead recovery from coast to crest.

Contact Information

christopher sean adams
Agency Name
City of Los Angeles
Job Title
Environmental Specialist III
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
within the Los Angeles River (LA River) from the downstream side of the N N Main Street crossing

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 210808.56
Reasons for Exemption
This Project is exempt from CEQA pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 21080.56 because the Project meets all of the following conditions: (1) the Project is exclusively to conserve, restore, protect, or enhance, and assist in the recovery of California native fish and wildlife, and the habitat upon which they depend; or is exclusively to restore or provide habitat for California native fish and wildlife; (2) the Project may have public benefits incidental to the Project’s fundamental purpose; (3) the Project will result in long-term net benefits to climate resiliency, biodiversity, and sensitive species recovery; and includes procedures and ongoing management for the protection of the environment; and (4) Project construction activities are solely related to habitat restoration.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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