The Buena Vista Lagoon Annual Cattail Maintenance

Summary

SCH Number
2014088192
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 5 (San Diego) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5)
Document Title
The Buena Vista Lagoon Annual Cattail Maintenance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Buena Vista Lagoon annual cattail maintenance project involves the mowing of approximately eight acres of cattails within the lagoon. Vegetation will be cut at or just below water level to increase vector control effectness and increase water circulation. Cattails will be mowed in a crosshatching fashion through the use of a boat-mounted mower, weedcutting vessel or by using hand tools. Rhizomes will not be dug out and no soil will be disturbed or removed. All cut vegetation will be removed. Cattail removal will occur from September 1 to February 14 to avoid the avian breeding season.

Contact Information
Richard Burg
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5
South Coast Region 3883 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123

858 627-3939

Location

Cities
Oceanside Carlsbad
Counties
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Other
Type, Section or Code
15304(d), 15333
Reasons for Exemption
The project will instovle minor alterations to vegetation within an existing state-designated Ecological Reserve to aid vector control efforts and will also enhance foraging habitit for fish and wildlife.
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