Fish & Wildlife (HQ) Environmental Services
(California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Environmental Services Division)
Statewide Nutria Eradication Projecet
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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. Too prevent further degradation to aquatic habits, vegetation, and agriculture, surveys for additional nutria and potentially subsequent eradication efforts, will be conducted.
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.