Grouse Meadow Restoration -Request No. 1652-2024-073-001-R6


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Document Title
Grouse Meadow Restoration -Request No. 1652-2024-073-001-R6
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 Grouse Meadow Restoration Project submitted by Aaron Coogan, US Forest Service – Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest. The Project proposes to conduct meadow restoration at 40-acre Grouse Meadow within the West Walker River watershed. The proposed action is to restore surface and subsurface hydrologic function and reduce or eliminate disturbance-caused channelized flow within the meadow system. The Projects total permanent disturbance area is 0.89 acres, permanently affecting 245 linear feet (0.01 acres) of Grouse Creek streambank, 15 conifer trees, 0.01 areas of riparian trees, 0.41 acres of wetland emergent vegetation and 0.46 acres of upland meadow vegetation due to access roads and staging areas.

Contact Information

Bryant Luu
Agency Name
Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Grouse Meadow
Southern California
Other Location Info
The Project is located in the headwaters of Grouse Creek, in Grouse Meadow, Mono County and is accessible via Forest Service (FS) Road 32023 within the Bridgeport Ranger District of the Humboldt-Toiyabe National Forest.
Other Information
The Project is located approximately 12 miles north of Sonora Junction

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – 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.
County Clerk


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