Zoological Society of San Diego d/b/a San Diego Zoo Global

Summary

SCH Number
2016058315
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Zoological Society of San Diego d/b/a San Diego Zoo Global
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/26/2016

Document Description
The project will study and test consequences of both passive and active relocation methods for burrowing owls. The project will fill an existing need for robust scientific data on the relative effectiveness of relocation as a conservation method for burrowing owls. The research will provide data on owl movements and habitat use that will inform collision risk models and site selection decisions for renewable energy-generating facilities. The work will be beneficial to energy ratepayers by making mitigation more cost-effective, reducing obstacles to alternative energy generation, helping to maintain a healthy ecosystem for nearby human communities, and to ensure the continued persistence of the burrowing owl, which is a California Species of Special Concern.

Contact Information
David Stoms
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-2381

Location

Counties
Imperial Riverside San Bernardino San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
No significant effect on the environment. Data collection and minor alterations to land and/or vegetation in order to create artificial burrows for relocated owls, resulting in no visible change to the natural landscape.

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