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

Public Notice of Mitigated Negative Declaration for CDFW's 2021 Fisheries Restoration Grant Program's Mitigated Negative Declaration Project.

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 proposed 2021 Fisheries Restoration Grant Program's Mitigated Negative Declaration Project (SCH # 2021090528) 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 Humboldt, Marin, Mendocino, Monterey, 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 like bank stabilization and road decommissioning will improve spawning success for adult salmon and steelhead as well as increase survival for eggs, embryos, rearing juveniles, and downstream migrants. 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 Mitigated Negative Declaration 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.

Public Review

Due to the COVID-19 emergency the Mitigated Negative Declaration is not available for viewing at Department of Fish and Wildlife offices. If you are unable to access the Mitigated Negative Declaration at in new tab) and want to view it, please email

The review period for the mitigated negative declaration starts September 28, 2021 and ends on November 12, 2021. Please mail comments to:

CDFW Watershed Restoration Grants Branch Office
Fisheries Restoration Grant Program
Attn: Mr. Timothy Chorey
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

Comments must be received by November 12, 2021

For additional information contact:

  • Mr. Trevor Tollefson, Senior Environmental Scientist, (707) 725-1072
  • Mr. Manfred Kittel, Coho Salmon Recovery Coordinator, (707) 944-5522
  • Ms. Suzanne Deleon, Senior Environmental Scientist, (831) 649-2945
  • Ms. Mary Larson, Senior Environmental Scientist, (562) 342-7186

Previous Mitigated Negative Declarations