SR-118 Wildlife Passage Modification Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2017-0018--R5)

Summary

SCH Number
2017058263
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 5 (San Diego) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5)
Document Title
SR-118 Wildlife Passage Modification Project (Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2017-0018--R5)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Permittee proposes to increase wildlife connectivity across SR-118 by increasing access to important wildlife corridors, as well as reducing the number of wildlife-vehicle collisions (WVC). Currently, SR-118 acts as a barrier for wildlife movement; the improvement of underpasses along SR-118 will improve the permeability of the road and reduce the number of WVC's. The Project consists of installation of fencing along SR-118 to prevent wildlife (that are reluctant to use culverts as crossings) from crossing the road directly, and instead funneling wildlife into a safer passage under the bridge at Mejico Creek Bridge as well as Long Canyon Creek. Improvements also consist of construction of ramps which allow wildlife to scale the high ledges under culverts, which have proved to be barriers for wildlife crossing at the Wailing Siren, Long Canyon, La Cumbre, and North Street culverts.

Contact Information
Dan Blankenship
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 5
3883 Ruffin Road
San Diego, CA 92123

(661) 259-3750

Location

Cities
Moorpark
Counties
Ventura
State Highways
SR 118
Township
2N
Range
20W
Section
8SW

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4 exemption, project includes conditions required during project implementation to ensure biological resources are not impacted. Project will enhance wildlife passage under SR-118 and will reduce potential vehicle collisions with wildlife.
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