Control of the California Ground Squirrel at March Air Reserve Base


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Lead Agency
United States Air Force (USAF)
Document Title
Control of the California Ground Squirrel at March Air Reserve Base
Document Type
CON - Early Consultation

Document Description
The purpose of the action is to reduce the population of the California ground squirrel from specific areas of the Base and to maintain a low population at MARB in the future. The areas proposed for California ground squirrel control were selected based on the need to control existing and expanding hazards to ground, air, and operations safety, and public health. MARB proposes to control the dispersion of California ground squirrel colonies and thereby limit potential damage to aircraft from foreign object damage (FOD) as a result of their burrowing activity adjacent to the runway and taxiways, as well as reduce the potential transmission of rodent-vectored disease. However, the population of California ground squirrels at MARB appears to be declining due to the current drought in Southern California (Price 2002).

Contact Information
Ron Freeman
U.S. Department of the Air Force
Lead/Public Agency
2430 Vineyard Avenue, Suite 201
Escondido, CA 92029

Phone : (760) 738-3232


Los Angeles San Diego

Notice of Completion

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Development Type
Residential Commercial Industrial Recreational
Project Issues
Aesthetics Air Quality Biological Resources Economics/Jobs Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Noise
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Conservation (DOC) California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Santa Ana Region 8 (RWQCB) California State Lands Commission (SLC) Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality

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