Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan

Summary

SCH Number
2017011011
Lead Agency
Bakersfield, City of (City of Bakersfield)
Document Title
Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preperation
Received
Present Land Use
All Zoning and General Plan Designations covered under the Metropolitan Bakersfield General Plan

Document Description
The City of Bakersfield, as the Lead Agency has determined in accordance with CEQA that preparation of an EIR is required for the Bakersfield Habitat Conservation Plan (Plan). The Plan is intended to serve a specified permit area generally within Metropolitan Bakersfield as a habitat conservation plan (HCP) pursuant to the federal Endangered Species Act (ESA) and is designed to streamline and coordinate existing processes for review and permitting of public and private activities that potentially affect protected plant and animal species and to provide greater certainty on mitigation requirements. Covered species are those species addressed in the Plan for which conservation actions will be implemented and for which the Permit Applicants will seek incidental take authorization for a period of 30 years. The Plan includes 13 listed and non-listed species composed of seven animal species and six plant species. These covered species are expected to be named on the ESA permit. In exchange, the Plan will provide long-term conservation and management of these species.

Contact Information
Kristin Pittack
City of Bakersfield
1600 Truxtun Ave.
Bakersfield, CA 93301

Phone : (661) 326-3778

Location

Coordinates
35°22'34.22"N 119°1'19.56"W
Cities
Bakersfield
Counties
Kern
Total Acres
259,000
State Highways
33, 46, 58, 65, 99, 119, 155
Railways
BSFN, UP, SJV
Airports
Meadows Field, Bakersfield
Schools
All in Metro Bakersfield
Waterways
Kern River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Habitat Conservation)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: Habitat Conservation
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Economics/Jobs Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Water Quality Growth Inducing Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: Climate Change/GHG
Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Caltrans, District 6 Department of Conservation Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Water Resources Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Fresno) Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 Native American Heritage Commission
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