Lower Yolo Restoration Project [California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-045-03 (ITP)]

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Summary

SCH Number
2011032001
Lead Agency
State and Federal Contractors Water Agency
Document Title
Lower Yolo Restoration Project [California Endangered Species Act (CESA) Incidental Take Permit No. 2081-2019-045-03 (ITP)]
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/5/2020

Document Description
The primary objective of the proposed project is to enhance regional food web productivity and provide rearing habitat in support of native fish species, including delta smelt and out-migrating salmonids utilizing the Yolo Bypass. Project activities include the restoration of tidal marshes through the removal and relocation of existing water control infrastructure elements, grading lands to facilitate establishment of intertidal wetlands, removing irrigation and grazing, and excavating new tidal channels. The Project will result in impacts to 1,109 acres of Swainson’s Hawk (Buteo Swainsoni) foraging habitat and temporary impacts to 234 acres. The 1,109 acres of habitat would be a conversion into Giant Garter Snake (Thamnophis gigas) foraging habitat. In addition, there would be temporary impacts to 491 acres of Giant Garter Snake foraging habitat. The project is expected to result in incidental take of Swainson’s Hawk and Giant Garter Snake, which are designated as threatened species under CESA. The ITP referenced above as issued by CDFW authorizes incidental take of species listed under CESA that may occur as a result of Project implementation.

Contact Information
Phillip Poirier
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
Bay Delta Region 2825 Cordelia Road, Suite 100
Fairfield, CA 94534

Phone : (209) 234-3448

Location

Counties
Yolo
Other Location Info
The Lower Yolo Restoration Project is located in the Sacramento River Delta at the southern end of the Yolo Bypass near Cache Slough within Yolo County. The Project is located approximately 16 miles south of Davis, at a latitude of 38.37243887 North and a longitude of 121.6938111 West. The Project site is bounded by Prospect Slough to the East and South, Liberty Farms to the West, and agricultural lands to the North.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
The EIR prepared by the lead agency for the Project is available to the public at the office location listed above for the lead agency. CDFW’s administrative record of proceedings related to the incidental take permit is available to the public for review at CDFW’s regional office.

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Environmental Document
2011032001_2081-2019-045-03 Lower Yolo Restoration ITP-CEQA Findings   PDF 245 K
Notice of Determination
2011032001_2081-2019-045-03 Lower Yolo Restoration ITP-NOD   PDF 280 K

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