STONYBROOK CREEK FISH PASSAGE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT NOTICE OF INTENT TO ADOPT A MITIGATED NEGATIVE DECLARATION AND PUBLIC MEETING
The Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD) has prepared an Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Stonybrook Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project, and is inviting your comments regarding the adequacy of the document. This proposed project consists of two culvert improvements that cross Stonybrook Creek along the County of Alameda maintained Palomares Road at Mile Posts (MP) 8.60 and 8.75. It has been determined that both culverts are barriers to all lifestages of anadromous fish, including federally listed Distinct Population Segment (DPS) Central Coast California steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss).
The primary concerns that led the sponsor, the Alameda County Resource Conservation District (ACRCD), to propose the Stonybrook Creek project are: a) presence of barriers to migration of anadromous Central Coast California steelhead and resident rainbow trout to identified spawning and rearing habitat in Stonybrook canyon and b) a concern for damage to public infrastructure and private property due to undersized crossings.
ACRCD is the lead agency under CEQA for the proposed project. ACRCD will be accepting comments on the Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration from Wednesday, February 5th through Friday, March 7th, 2014. Written comments may be submitted to: Haley Burgardt, Alameda County Resource Conservation District, 3585 Greenville Road Suite 2, Livermore, CA 94550.
The Initial Study and Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration is available for review at the following locations:
- ACRCD office, 3585 Greenville Road Suite 2, Livermore, CA 94550, from Wednesday, February 5th through Friday, March 7th, 2014, weekdays between the hours of 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. (925) 371-0154
- City of Pleasanton Public Library, 400 Old Bernal Avenue, Pleasanton, CA 94566; (925) 931-3400
- City of Livermore Public Library, 1188 South Livermore Avenue, Livermore, CA 94550; (925) 373-5500
- City of Castro Valley Public Library, 3600 Norbridge Avenue, Castro Valley, CA 94546, (510) 667-7900
A public meeting to describe the proposed project and answer questions is scheduled for Tuesday, February 11th, 2014 from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm in the Chouinard Winery tasting room, located at 33853 Palomares Rd, Castro Valley.
Stonybrook Creek Fish Passage Improvement Project CEQA documents:
Other relevant resource documents: