Research of Hydropower Effect on Amphibians


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Energy Commission
Document Title
Research of Hydropower Effect on Amphibians
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The foothill yellow-legged frogs are especially controversial in current and upcoming FERC relicensing projects because it is increasingly being recognized that they have life history and habitat requirements that conflict with a number of other flow management goals; because relatively little is known about the species' life history and habitat requirements; and because standard methodologies have yet to be developed to assess impacts from alteration of the natural flow regime and to allow for the development of effective management prescriptions. In addition, the foothill yellow-legged frog is being considered for listing as threatened or endangered, raising the potential for constraints on hydropower operations.

Contact Information

joe O'Hagan
Agency Name
California Energy Commission
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Class 6 - Basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities that do not result in major disturbances to an environmental resource.

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