Response of Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog to Experimental Trout Removal

Summary

SCH Number
2014068165
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 6 (Ontario) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6)
Document Title
Response of Mountain Yellow-Legged Frog to Experimental Trout Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/11/2014

Document Description
Project will promote the recovery of the federally endangered mountain yellow-legged frog (MYLF) by expanding their use of select streams in the San Jacinto and San Bernardino Mountains. The proposed project would continue trout removal efforts initiated in the summer of 2009 and evaluate additional streams for trout removal with the goals of increasing endemic MYLF use in these streams or allowing for the introduction of MYLF into waters that have undergone trout removal. This project will apply techniques used in high mountain lake trout removal projects.

Contact Information
Clair Ingel
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6
3602 Inland Empire Blvd., Suite C-220
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone : (909) 484-3979

Location

Counties
San Bernardino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15306,15307,15308, Class 6,7,8
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is an activity within exemption classes 6, 7, and 8 because it is an experimental management and fish and wildlife resource evaluation conducted by the CDFW that is 1) limited in scope, 2) no serious or major disturbances to environmental resources are expected. The key amphibian species benefited by the project is a listed species under the Endangered Species Act. This project will promote the recovery efforts for mountain yellow legged frog within a portion of its native range. Portions for the proposed project were identified in the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan as being needed to ensure the survival of the MYLF.
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