Los Angeles River Reach 8A Restoration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Los Angeles River Reach 8A Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will be the first step in restoring Southern California steelhead passage in the channelized portion of the Los Angeles River by installing a roughened and meandering channel, water velocity reduction features, resting pockets for migrating fish, and vegetative habitat in a quarter mile stretch of the river within downtown Los Angeles. WCB Project Tracker ID: 2023216.

Contact Information

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


Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Southern California
Other Information
An approximately quarter mile stretch of the Los Angeles River from the downstream side of the N. Main Street crossing to 1,300 feet downstream known as Reach 8A in downtown Los Angeles.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Section 21080.56
Reasons for Exemption
The Project is statutorily exempt from CEQA pursuant to the Statutory Exemption for Restoration Projects (SERP), Public Resources Code section 21080.56, as a project that 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.


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