The Buena Vista Lagoon Cattail Maintenance

Summary

SCH Number
2016058257
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 5 (San Diego) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5)
Document Title
The Buena Vista Lagoon Cattail Maintenance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/20/2016

Document Description
The Buena Vista Lagoon cattail maintenance project involves the cutting of approximately eight acres of cattails within the lagoon. Vegetation will be cut at or just below water level to increase vector control effectiveness and increase water circulation. Cattails will be cut in a crosshatching fashion using hand tools. Rhizomes will not be dug out and no soil will be disturbed or removed. Cut vegetation will be removed. Cattail removed 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

Phone : (858) 627-3939

Location

Cities
Carlsbad Oceanside
Counties
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304(d)
Reasons for Exemption
The project will involve minor alterations to vegetation within an existing state-designated Ecological Reserve to aid vector control efforts and will also enhance foraging habitat for fish and wildlife. Thinning of dense stands of vegetation will also facilitate movement of the Federal- and State-listed Endangered light-footed Ridgway's rail at the Ecological Reserve.

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