California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Public Notice of Mitigated Negative Declaration for CDFW's 2016 Fisheries Restoration Grant Program Projects, the Fisheries Restoration Grant Program Drought Projects, the Steelhead Report and Restoration Card Program Projects, and the Forest Land Anadromous Restoration 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, Marin, Mendocino, San Mateo, Santa Barbara, Siskiyou, and Sonoma 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.

The Negative Declaration is available for review at:

  • CDFW Fisheries Branch Office
    830 S Street
    Sacramento, CA 95811
  • CDFW Northern Region Office
    1455 Sandy Prairie Court, Suite J
    Fortuna, CA 95540
  • CDFW Northern Region Office
    5355 B Skylane Dr.
    Santa Rosa, CA 95403
  • CDFW Central Region Office
    20 Lower Ragsdale Dr. Ste. 100
    Monterey, CA 93940
  • CDFW South Coast Region offices
    4665 Lampson Ave.
    Los Alamitos, CA 90720

The review period for the mitigated negative declaration starts December 22, 2015 and ends January 20, 2016. Please mail comments to:

CDFW Fisheries Branch Office
Attn: Ms. Karen Carpio
830 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95811

Comments must be received by January 20, 2016.

For additional information contact:

  • Mr. Trevor Tollefson, Senior Environmental Scientist, (707) 725-1072
  • Ms. Gail Seymore, Senior Environmental Scientist, (707) 944-5579
  • Ms. Margaret Paul, Senior Environmental Scientist, (831) 649-2882
  • Ms. Mary Larson, Senior Environmental Scientist, (562) 342-7186