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Public Notice of Mitigated Negative Declaration for CDFW's 2014 Fisheries Restoration Grant Program Projects
12/20/2013
Credit:
CA Dept. of Fish and Game
Public Notice of Mitigated Negative Declaration for CDFW's 2014 Fisheries Restoration Grant Program Projects

As required by the California Environmental Quality Act, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's Fisheries Restoration Grant program is providing Public Notice of the completion of a Mitigated Negative Declaration for a proposed project to enhance the capability of streams to produce anadromous salmonids by maintaining, restoring and improving stream habitat essential to salmonid production.

Project Location: Various streams in Del Norte, Humboldt, Los Angeles, Marin, Mendocino, San Luis Obispo, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Santa Cruz, Siskiyou, Sonoma, and Ventura counties.

Description of Project: This project will use grant funds approved by the California Legislature to initiate activities that are designed to restore salmon and steelhead habitat in coastal streams and watersheds that historically produced large populations of salmon and steelhead. Activities will improve spawning success for adult salmon and steelhead as well as increase survival for eggs, embryos, rearing juveniles and downstream migrants. Bank stabilization treatments will reduce sediment yield to streams. Upslope road decommissioning or repair will also help address these widespread problems. The replacement of barrier culverts with bridges or natural stream bottom culverts will allow adult and juvenile salmonids access to additional spawning and rearing habitat. The installation of instream structures will recruit and sort spawning gravel for adult salmon and steelhead, and create summer rearing pools and over-wintering habitat for juveniles.

For more information and full text of the press release please visit: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/fish/Administration/Grants/FRGP/Mit-Neg-Dec.asp