Butte Creek Camp Fire Post-Fire Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Butte County Resource Conservation District (BCRCD)
Document Title
Butte Creek Camp Fire Post-Fire Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project is located on an existing unpaved road between the City of Chico and the Community ofMagalia. The goals of this project are to improve road drainage, road access, and water quality conditions, as well as reduce erosion, and sediment delivery. To achieve this, project activities include: upgrading existing stream crossings; replacing and cleaning out ditch relief culverts and inboard ditches; adding riprap to buttress road fillslopes and dissipate energy at culverts; installing single-post trash racks; outsloping; small tree falling; and improving the road surface drainage.

Contact Information

Thad Walker
Agency Name
Butte County Resource Conservation Disctrict
Job Title
District Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4; California Code of Regulations, title 14, § 15302
Reasons for Exemption
This project aims to improve and restore an existing public road following the disturbance of high intensity wildfire. The road work will be completed per the techniques described in the California Salmonid Stream Habitat Restoration Manual, 4th edition (CDFW 2010). Culvert replacement work will be consistent with current California Department offish and Wildlife (CDFW) and National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) guidelines concerning fish passage, including the Habitat Restoration Manual. Furthermore, botanical surveys have been conducted and rare plants are flagged for exclusion. To limit and avoid potential impacts to aquatic habitat, all work within stream channels shall be confined to the period June I through October 3 I (or first significant rainfall event) of each year, and no less than 12 hours following any rain event greater than 0.5 inches. Work occurring outside of this window shall be subject to approval by CDFW on a week-to-week basis depending upon weather forecast conditions. Additionally, a qualified biologist will evaluate the site well in advance of construction to provide a site-specific plan for aquatic biological protection needs during construction. Project implementation, as designed, would have less than significant impact in each resource area, and an exemption pursuant to § 15302 is indicated.
County Clerk


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