Present Land Use
Various (urban[industrial, commercial, and residential, rural residential, agricultiral, and undeveloped)
The project approved by CDFW consists of the ITP, Minor Amendment No. 1, Major Amendment No. 2, Major Amendment No. 3, Minor Amendment No. 4 (the ITP, as amended) which addresses construction and operation of the Merced to Fresno segment of the CA High Speed Train, as approved by the lead agency, affecting or generally relating to fish and wildlife resources subject to the regulatory authority of CDFW, including natural resources subject to the CESA.
The ITP, as amended, authorizes incidental take of CA tiger salamander (Ambystoma californiense, CTS), Swainson'shawk (Buteo swainsoni, SWHA), San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica, SJKF), and hairy Orcutt grass (Orcuttia pilosa) (collectively, the Covered Species). CTS, SWHA, and SJKF are species designated as threatened and hairy Orcutt grass is designated as endangered under CESA. Minor Amendment No. 4 makes the following changes tot eh ITP, as further amended: 1) allows for 15-day work extension at the Lazy K Mitigation Site to Nov. 15th and 2) allows for the use of CTS exclusion fencing at the Mitigation Site after a fencing plan has been submitted to, and approved in writing by, CDFW.