Desert Tortoise Translocation onto Existing State Lands


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Game #7
Document Title
Desert Tortoise Translocation onto Existing State Lands
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The translocation of from one (1) to six (6) desert tortoises to State lands that historically had desert tortoise and were purchased for the protection of species. The tortoises will be placed in a good habitat that currently has low to no desert tortoise population. Collection of monitoring data will contribute to the collective knowledge of translocations as a viable technique.

Contact Information
Tonya Moore
California Department of Fish and Game
407 W. Line Street
Bishop, CA 93514

Phone : (760) 955-8139


San Bernardino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 6,Section 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Continued: Section 15308- Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of natural Resources- Class 7 This project is for translocation of one (1) to six (6) desert tortoises in a manner that will not result in the take of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species or significant erosion and sedimentation of surface water and will improve habitat and wildlife resources.

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