Santa Cruz Island Argentine Ant Eradication

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Wildlife Conservation Board (California Wildlife Conservation Board)
Document Title
Santa Cruz Island Argentine Ant Eradication
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Santa Cruz Island is unzoned and not included in a general plan

Document Description
The Nature Conservancy proposes to treat specific areas of Santa Cruz Island which have identified Argentine Ant infestations. Pilot test programs conducted with a selected pesticide have proven effective in eradicating Argentine Ant populations; the methods proven in the pilot testing will be applied to all identified infestation areas. Pesticide would primarily be applied via helicopter, at a frequency of every one to four weeks between May and October, in 2015 and 2016. Valley Anchorage, the largest infestation site and measuring between 800 and 1200 acres, is the primarily focus of the proposal. Monitoring and possible re-treatment of approximately 200 acres included in the pilot testing program are also included in the proposal. Best management practices and avoidance will be used to prevent impacts to native and endemic species and habitat.

Contact Information
Peter Perrine
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board
1416 Ninth Street, Rm 1266
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 445-8448


Santa Barbara
Total Acres
Other Location Info
Santa Cruz Island

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Argentine Ant Eradication for Habitat Restoration)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Restoration
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Geologic/Seismic Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 5 California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency

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