Invasive Nutria Survey and Eradication Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Invasive Nutria Survey and Eradication Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
After eradicated from CA in the 1970s, in March 2017, a nutria, an invasive mammal regulated by both CDFW and CDFA, was captured in Merced County. To prevent further degradation to aquatic habitats, vegetation, and agriculture, surveys for additional nutria and potentially subsequent eradication efforts, will be conducted.

Contact Information

Valerie Cook Fletcher
Agency Name
CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Gustine, Santa Fe Canals, slughs, private duck club properties, CDFW and USFWS lands
Other Location Info
Aquatic and wetland habitats east, southeast of Gustine, including the Santa Fe Canals, sloughs, private duck club properties, CDFW and USFWS lands.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR 15307
Reasons for Exemption
This project is for the elimination/control of an undesirable species for the protection of native wildlife dependent upon wetland habitat, aquatic and riparian vegetation, and California's agricultural crops. This project type is explicitly identified as an exempt action in 14 CCR 757 (c)(7)(C).

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 or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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