Desert Tortoise Interpretive Enclosure

Summary

SCH Number
2010108145
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Desert Tortoise Interpretive Enclosure
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project will install a desert tortoise enclosure, which will house a previous captive desert tortoise that was adopted from the Desert Tortoise Natural Area and permitted by the California Department of Fish and Game. The desert tortoise will be part of an outside living tortoise exhibit at the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. This will be an interpretive display, offering visitors a chance to see a desert tortoise in a "semi-natural habitat." The 25'x 15' enclosure will be located on south-east corner of the Red Rock Canyon Visitor Center. The fencing will consist of lodge poles approximately 20' high and chicken wire secured to the pillar post by staples. A trenchline approximately 2 feet will be dug along the perimeter of the fence. The lodge poles and chicken wire will be installed to the depth of the trench to prevent the desert tortoise from digging out and/or causing any potential harm to the tortoise, which could result from the tortoise trying to push against the wire.

Contact Information
Russ Dingman
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Tehachapi District 43779 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

661-726-1672

Location

Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
Red Rock Canyon State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303 - Class 3
Reasons for Exemption
Construction of limited numbers of new, small facilities.
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