Grant for Management and Recovery Activities for California Least Tern and Western Snowy Plover

Summary

SCH Number
2018068258
Lead Agency
San Diego Unified Port District
Document Title
Grant for Management and Recovery Activities for California Least Tern and Western Snowy Plover
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project is a grant for management and recovery activities of two federal and state-listed endangered species, the California least tern and western snowy plover. Management and recovery activities would occur on an approximately 42-acre site at the D Street Fill site in the City fo Chula Vista. The District, in coordination with its consultants, and the United State Fish and Wildlife Service, would prepare the D Street Fill site for the upcoming nesting seasons by conducting site scraping, debris removal, vegetation control, invasive plant management, avian monitoring, predator management activities, and volunteer events for site preparation. All site preparation activities would occur prior to the nesting season while monitoring actvities may occur throughout the year.

Contact Information

San Diego Unified Port District
Planning & Green Port 3165 Pacific Highway
San Diego, CA 92101


Location

Cities
Chula Vista
Counties
San Diego
Cross Streets
2900 feet north of 1080 Gunpowder Point Drive
Zip
91910

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301,15304,15306,15307
Reasons for Exemption
Consists of the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination; Project consists of minor alteration in the condition of land and vegetation that does not involve the removal of healthy, mature scenic trees ; Consists 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. These may be strictly for information gathering purposes, or as part of a study leading to an action which a public agency has not yet approved, adopted, or funded; includes action taken by regulatory agencies to assure the maintenance, restoration, or enhancement of a natural resource where the regulatory process involves procedures for the protection of the environment.
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