Central Valley Nutria Eradication


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Central Valley Nutria Eradication
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Conservation Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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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