Santa Lucia Preserve – Beaver Dam Analog Project (Request No. 1652-2024-067-001-R4)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Document Title
Santa Lucia Preserve – Beaver Dam Analog Project (Request No. 1652-2024-067-001-R4)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 1652, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has approved the Santa Lucia Preserve – Beaver Dam Analog Project submitted by the Santa Lucia Conservancy, represented by Breanna Rodgers. The primary purposes of the Project are habitat improvement, bank stabilization, and sediment control. The Project includes the installation of 32 low-tech process-based restoration structures within approximately 280 linear feet of an incised ephemeral stream. Structure types include post-assisted log structures and beaver dam analogs. Structures are expected to capture sediment and increase streambed elevation, thereby improving stream morphology. Though the Project will remove and utilize vegetation from within the riparian corridor, the Project is expected to improve water availability for natural recruitment of riparian vegetation. The extended stream hydroperiod is expected to enhance the suitability of habitat for amphibian breeding and metamorphosis.

Contact Information

Megan Rooney
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
The Project is located within an unnamed tributary to Las Gazas Creek, in the Santa Lucia Conservancy, within the City of Carmel, Monterey County, California; centered at coordinates 36.45904, -121.80464; Section 00, Township 17 South, Ranges 1 and 2 East; Assessor’s Parcel Number 239-051-050-000.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 33 California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15333
Reasons for Exemption
Class 33 consists of small projects not to exceed 5 acres in size to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife.


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