Camp Cady Pond #3 Restoration Project

Summary

SCH Number
2016028107
Lead Agency
Fish & Widlife 6 I/M (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 I/M)
Document Title
Camp Cady Pond #3 Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/5/2016

Document Description
The Department owns and manages the 1,186-acre Camp Cady Wildlife Area (CCWA). The CCWA includes a portion of the Mojave River where perennial water flows have occurred in the past as well as three ponds that provide water to wildlife. Of the three ponds, the pond known as Pond #3, has provided habitat for upland game birds and other wildlife in the past but has lost its ability to hold water after becoming overtaken by cattails. The cattail roots have penetrated the impermeable seal and subsequently permanently drained the pond. The pond hasn't been able to hold water for over 4 years and the habitat values for wildlife have been impacted considerably. Quail Forever plans to excavate the cattails and then line the bottom and sides of the pond with an impermeable layer of clay before refilling it with water. All work would occur in the winter months outside of the nesting season for migrating birds.

Contact Information
Alisa ellsworth
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 I/M
787 North Main Street, Suite 220
Bishop, CA 93514

Phone : (760) 872-1173

Location

Cities
Barstow
Counties
San Bernardino
Other Information
Camp Cady Wildlife Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304(d) C:4
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4, §15301(d), minor alterations to land- the Project will result in minor alterations in the condition of the land and vegetation on an existing officially designated wildlife management area which will result in improvement of habitat for wildlife resources.
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