Central Valley Nutria Eradication

Summary

SCH Number
2018058562
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife Conservation Board (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board)
Document Title
Central Valley Nutria Eradication
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
To protect and enhance wetland habitat areas by eradicating invasive nutria through extensive trapping, extermination and monitoring efforts.

Contact Information
John P. Donnelly
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 994244-209

916-445-0137

Location

Other Location Info
Various

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15269(c)
Reasons for Exemption
Ecosystems and infrastructure in the Central Valley are immediately threatened by the swift expansion of known nutria distribution. Nutria have extremely high reproductive rates, and disperse unusually quickly. The timely eradication of this invasive, destructive species is urgent in order to avoid any further spread into CA waterways and habitats. Eradication will prevent habitat loss, soil erosion, increased sedimentation in waterways, damage to levees and infrastructure, impacts to agriculture, significant economic costs, and exacerbation of invasive plants.
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