Mitigated Negative Declaration for FRGP, Steelhead and Forest Land Restoration Projects

Adoption of Mitigated Negative Declaration for CDFW's 2022 Fisheries Restoration Grant Program's Mitigated Negative Declaration Project.

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) 2022 Fisheries Restoration Grant Program (FRGP) Mitigated Negative Declaration (MND) for Project (SCH # 2022090444) has been adopted. The MND Project enhances the capability of streams to produce anadromous salmonids by maintaining, restoring, and improving stream habitat essential to salmonid production. The public review period for 2022 FRGP's MND Project has closed.

Project Location: Various streams in Del Norte, Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, Sonoma, San Luis Obispo, and Santa Barbara 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. The 2022 FRGP's MND Project activities occur in watersheds that have been subjected to significant levels of logging, road building, mining, grazing, and other activities that have reduced the quality and quantity of stream habitat available for native anadromous fish. Restoration activities include fish passage improvement at stream crossings, instream barrier modification for fish passage, instream habitat restoration, riparian restoration, upslope watershed restoration, cooperative rearing, and water conservation measures.

The MND and its documents in full can be viewed on the State Clearinghouse's CEQANet(opens in new tab).

Alternate formats of these documents will be made available upon request. If reasonable accommodation is needed, email CDFW at The California Relay Service for the deaf or hearing-impaired can be utilized from TDD phones at (800) 735-2929.

For questions or additional information contact:

  • Mr. Trevor Tollefson, Senior Environmental Scientist, (707) 725-1072
  • Mr. Manfred Kittel, Coho Salmon Recovery Coordinator, (707) 944-5522
  • Mr. Nick Bauer, Senior Environmental Scientist, (916) 358-2900
  • Ms. Suzanne Deleon, Environmental Scientist, (831) 649-2945
  • Mr. Kyle Evans, Senior Environmental Scientist, (805) 794-9547

Previous Mitigated Negative Declarations

Previous MNDs will be made available upon request. Please email CDFW at for more information.