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Mission Canyon Stream Habitat Restoration Project – Final Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration
  • May 24, 2024

CDFW has completed an Initial Study / Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Mission Canyon Stream Habitat Restoration Project (associated appendices available here)(SCH No. 2024020190), located along portions of Mission Creek within Mission Canyon, Santa Barbara County, California (Latitude: 34.465018, Longitude: 119.712531). The Project is to restore areas impacted by unpermitted 2019 discharge of sidecast material into Mission Creek and adjacent upland areas by Southern California Edison. The Project includes removal of all recoverable sidecast material, restoration of stream flows, stabilization of the creek bank, repair of habitat features such as pools within the stream bed, remediation of impacts to trees and sensitive plants, berm stabilization, and restoration of impacted woodland/forest and chaparral habitats. CDFW’s discretionary action includes the issuance of Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement #1600-2020-0149-R5

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SERP Concurrences

Section 21080.56 of the California Public Resources Code(opens in new tab), also known as the Statutory Exemption for Restoration Projects (SERP), provides a California Environmental Quality Act statutory exemption for fish and wildlife restoration projects that meet certain requirements. CDFW’s Cutting the Green Tape Program is responsible for coordinating with lead agencies seeking SERP concurrence. SERP is currently anticipated to sunset on January 1, 2025.

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Recent Concurrences

Prairie Creek at Elk Meadow Cabins Habitat Enhancement Project

5/28/2024

The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the California State Coastal Conservancy that the Prairie Creek at Elk Meadow Cabins Habitat Enhancement Project (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)

Russian River Floodplain Restoration Project

5/28/2024

The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the Sonoma County Permit Resource Management Department that the Russian River Floodplain Restoration Project (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)

Cannibal Island Restoration Project

4/29/2024

The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern Region Lands Program that the Cannibal Island Restoration Project (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)

Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge Unit 2/3 Reroute Project

4/11/2024

The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the North Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board that the Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge Unit 2/3 Reroute Project (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)

Pescadero Marsh Habitat Restoration and Resiliency Project North Marsh North Pond

2/14/2024

The Director of CDFW has concurred with the lead agency determination by the California Department of Parks and Recreation that the Pescadero Marsh Habitat Restoration and Resiliency Project North Marsh North Pond (PDF) qualifies as a statutorily exempt restoration project under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). (Pub. Resources Code, § 21080.56, subd. (e).)

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