Invasive Nutria Survey and Eradication Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017058134
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 2 (Rancho Cordova) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2)
Document Title
Invasive Nutria Survey and Eradication Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

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
CA Dept. of Fish and Wildlife
1416 Ninth St., 12th Floor
Sacramento, CA 94814

(916)654-4267

Location

Cities
Gustine
Counties
Merced
Waterways
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).
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