Otay Mesa Vernal Pool and Upland Habitat Restoration Project (Project)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Otay Mesa Vernal Pool and Upland Habitat Restoration Project (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Chaparral Lands Conservancy pursuant to Fish and Game Code section 2081(a) for a project to restore five acres of severely damaged vernal pools and associated maritime succulent scrub upland habitat. Work in vernal pools will include repairing major past damage from tire trenching, removing significant erosion fill, reducing pool edge gradients, and restoring natural pool contours and slopes. In addition, appproximately five pools will be constructed in suitable soils in highly disturbed areas where original natural pools may have been eliminated. FIll removed from vernal pools will be used to create or repair nearby Mima mounds and to fill tire trenching in nearby upland areas.

Contact Information
Cherilyn Burton
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board
Lead/Public Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1260
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-6508


San Diego
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, 15307 - Class 6 & 7
Reasons for Exemption
The Project will involve data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities and will facilitate the maintenance, restoration, and enhancement of San Diego thornmint, Otay tarplant, San Diego button-celery, California Orcutt grass, Otay Mesa mint, and small-leaved rose.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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