Date of Issue: September 14, 2017
Name of Proposal: Snoqualmie Valley Trail Beaver Dan Repair and Wetland Restoration
Location of Proposal: Snoqualmie Valley Trail, Just North
Of 9347 Carnation Duvall Road
NE Carnation WA 98014, GPS
Coordinates 47.68326 N, -121.9525
W, Parcel # 0425079025
Description of Proposal: In 2016 King County Parks obtained authorization from Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to unblock a culvert outlet above the Snoqualmie Valley Trail near the Stillwater Wildlife Preserve. During this work, the associated beaver dam at the culvert inlet was modified by hand in error, which released water and negatively impacted the upstream wetland. King County Parks quickly returned the beaver dam to its original condition restoring the water level in the upstream wetland; however, due to the unexpected impacts King County Department of Development and Environmental Review (DPER) is requiring that King County Parks retroactively apply for a permit. This public notice is to inform the public of the permit application and request public comment on whether the corrective actions taken by King County Parks to restore the beaver dam and wetland appropriately mitigated for the previous work. No further modifications to the beaver dam is being proposed at this time.
Proponent/Lead Agency: King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks,
Parks and Recreation Division
Responsible Official: Kevin Brown
Division Director
Parks and Recreation Division
201 South Jackson Street, Suite 700
Seattle, WA 98104-3855
Kevin Brown, Division Director
Parks and Recreation Division
The lead agency for this proposal has determined that it does not have a probable significant adverse impact on the environment, and an Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) is not required. This determination was made after review of a completed environmental checklist and other information on file with the lead agency as set forth in Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 197-11-330 and Revised Code of Washington (RCW) 43.21C.030. This information is available to the public on request (for a nominal photocopying fee). It is also available on the King County website at: http://www.kingcounty.gov/parks/publicnotices
This Determination of Non-Significance (DNS) is issued under WAC 197-11-340(2). The lead agency will not act on this proposal until after September 14, 2017. Comments must be submitted or postmarked by 4:30 PM on September 28, 2017.
Important Note: To provide comments or request additional information please contact:
David Sizemore. Senior Engineer
King County Parks and Recreation Division
201 South Jackson Street, Room 700
Seattle, WA 98104
206-477-7372 (SEPA)
For email comments, please use the email address noted above and put SVT Beaver in the Subject line.
PostedSeptember 14, 2017