Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation Area Tamarisk Removal Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fish & Game #6
Document Title
Ocotillo Wells State Vehicle Recreation Area Tamarisk Removal Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project includes 45 linear miles, or 2,800 acres, of desert washes with vegetation at the various sites consisting of a mixture of native and non-native desert species. The project includes the removal of tamarisk trees from desert washes over a period of four years by the Applicant. The removal methods consist of hand removal and paint/daub, basal bark treatment, and/or foliar spraying. The removal of the tamarisk trees by the Applicant, or its authorized representative, shall take place using hand pump sprayers, backpack sprayers, or spray equipment mounted to a rubber-tired all terrain vehicles (ATVs) as necessary to apply the herbicide. Gas-powered chainsaws, loppers, hand saws, or similar equipment shall be used to remove the tamarisk.

Contact Information
Michael D. Flores
Department of Fish and Game
Lead/Public Agency
Inland Desert Region 6 4665 Lampson Ave, Suite J
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

Phone : (760) 200-9186


Imperial San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The Applicant is a Resource Agency working to restore and enhance the natural environment from the overrun of nonnative Tamarisk trees in desert washes within the confines of its state parks system. This project will bring a benefit to the 2,800 acres, or 45 linear miles, of desert streambeds that will have the nonnative Tamarisk tree removed.

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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