Habitat Influences on Desert Tortoise Translocation Success

Summary

SCH Number
2017058188
Lead Agency
Energy Commission (California Energy Commission)
Document Title
Habitat Influences on Desert Tortoise Translocation Success
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/9/2017

Document Description
This study will temporarily rear juvenile Mojave desert tortoises in head-starting enclosures before releasing them into the wild. Survival of these released tortoises will be analyzed in relation to their size and the ecological resources of the release sites. Studies will be conducted in two geographical regions of the tortoise range to determine the generalizability of the findings. The study aims to improve head-starting methods for desert tortoise and determine cost-effective strategies to promote species recovery.

Contact Information
David Stoms
California Energy Commission
1516 Ninth Street, MS-48
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 327-2381

Location

Counties
San Bernardino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306, 15307
Reasons for Exemption
14 CCR 15306 exempts projects of basic data collection, research experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. 14 CCR 15307 consists of actions taken by regulatory agencies as authorized by state law to assure the maintenance, restoration, or enhancement of a natural resource. "Examples include...wildlife preservation activities of CDFW." This grant agreement's activities meet both of these exemptions for the following reasons.

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