Farallon Islands Restoration Project

Summary

SCH Number
2011018154
Lead Agency
Coastal Conservancy, California State (California State Coastal Conservancy)
Document Title
Farallon Islands Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
1/21/2011

Document Description
The Conservancy is providing a grant of $150,000 to Island Conservation to conduct a Mouse Mouse eradication project on the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge in order to protect nesting seabirds. The islands or the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge, located 28 miles west of San Francisco, host the largest seabird breeding colony in the United States outside of Alaska and Hawaii - 30% of California's breeding seabirds with more than 250,000 individuals of 12 species can be found there. Between fifty and seventy percent of the world's population of Ashy Storm Petrels breed on the Farallon National Wildlife Refuge Islands. Unfortunately, the presence of introduced, non-native house mice threatens this globally significant seabird colony. Island Conservation has partnered with the United States Fish and Wildlife Service and PRBO Conservation Science to remove invasive house mice from two of the seven Farallon islands. The objective of this work is to stop the mortality of Ashy Storm petrels caused by the mice and to restore the island ecosystem.

Contact Information
Sam Jenniches
California State Coastal Conservancy
1330 Broadway, 13th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone : (510) 286-4092

Location

Cities
San Francisco
Counties
San Francisco

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15262
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project involves only planning studies for possible future actions which the State Coastal Conservancy has not approved, adopted or funded.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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