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

Summary

SCH Number
2016118003
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Board (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board)
Document Title
Otay Mesa Vernal Pool and Upland Habitat Restoration Project (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

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
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1260
Sacramento, CA 95814

916 651-6508

Location

Cities
San Diego
Counties
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.
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