University of California, Merced Campus and Community North Project California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2009-010-04) Major A

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Summary

SCH Number
2008041009
Lead Agency
University of California, Regents of the (Regents of the University of California)
Document Title
University of California, Merced Campus and Community North Project California Endangered Species Act Incidental Take Permit (ITP) No. 2081-2009-010-04) Major A
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/22/2020
Project Applicant
Regents of the University of California

Document Description
As approved by the University of California and County of Merced, the Project involves the construction and operation of a major research University campus in Merced County which will sustain up to 25,000 full-time students and a contiguous associate community to support the needs of the University. The Project will result in permanent impacts of up to 1,895 acres to California tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense; CTS), Swainson’s hawk (Buteo swainsoni), and San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) habitat, portions of which are occupied by succulent owl’s clover (Castilleja campestris ssp succulenta); Colusa grass (Neostapfia colusana), and San Joaquin orcutt grass (Orcuttia inaequalis). The Project, as modified, is expected to result in incidental take of CTS, Swainson’s hawk, and San Joaquin kit fox which are designated as threatened species under CESA; and succulent owl’s clover, Colusa grass, and San Joaquin orcutt grass which are designated as endangered species under CESA. The ITP, as amended, as issued by CDFW, authorizes incidental take of these species that may occur as a result of the Project. Major Amendment No. 3 adds a Permittee, clarifies multiple Conditions of Approval, provides alternative minimization measures for California tiger salamander and Swainson’s hawk, adds the Yosemite Lake Conservation Area to HM Lands, and removes the Lazy K Ranch from the HM Lands.

Contact Information
Craig Bailey
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4014

Location

Counties
Merced
Other Location Info
The inclusive University of California, Merced Campus and Community North Project (Project) site is located in eastern Merced County, approximately two miles northeast of the limits of the City of Merced; occupying portions of Sections 26, 27, 28, 34, and 35; Township 6 south; Range 14 east; and Sections 3 and 2; Township 7 south; Range 14 east (Mount Diablo Base and Meridian). The site is south-southeast of Lake Yosemite Regional Park, east of Lake Road, and the southern boundary of the Project site is Yosemite Avenue (Figures 1, 2, and 3).

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The environmental documents prepared by the Lead Agencies for the project are available to the General Public at the office locations listed above for the Lead Agencies. CDFW’s administrative record of proceedings is available at the CDFW office identified above.

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination
2008041009,1999011011,2018041010_2081-2009-010-04_Amend3   PDF 404 K

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