Capturing Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Within Portions of the Ansel Adams, Hoover, John Muir, Golden Trout, and South Sierra Wilderness

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2011101029
Lead Agency
U.S. Forest Service
Document Title
Capturing Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Within Portions of the Ansel Adams, Hoover, John Muir, Golden Trout, and South Sierra Wilderness
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The Inyo National proposes to authorize helicopter landings by the CDFG within designated wilderness areas for the purposes of population monitoring and translocation of endangered Sierra Nevada bighorn sheep. This action is needed to meet recovery actions established in the Sierra Nevada Bighorn Sheep Recovery Plan (hereafter, Recovery Plan, USDI 2007a). Recovery of this unique subspecies depends on gathering information on habitat use and demographic rates that determine population dynamics through the placement of Very High Frequency and Global Positioning System collars on individual bighorn sheep, as well as augmenting populations of bighorn sheep and introducing animals into currently unoccupied portions of their historic range. These actions require the use of a helicopter in capturing and transport efforts.

Contact Information
Alexandra Few
California Department of Fish and Game
4665 Lampson Avenue, Suite J
Los Alamitos, CA 90720

760 872 3159

Location

Cities
Bishop
Counties
Inyo Mono
Cross Streets
N.A. This project is proposed to authorize helicopter landings in Wilderness areas

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFG
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Inyo National Forest, Supervisor's Office, 351 Pacu Lane, Suite 200, Bishop, CA 93514

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 Negative Declaration 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 Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
N/A
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