Permit for Excess Vegetation Disposal in Little Antelope Valley (Grazing Permit)

Summary

SCH Number
2018098554
Lead Agency
Fish & Widlife 6 I/M (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 I/M)
Document Title
Permit for Excess Vegetation Disposal in Little Antelope Valley (Grazing Permit)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
CDFW proposes to issue a new 5 year permit for excess vegetation disposal (grazing) on approximately 571- acres of irrigated pasture of the Little Antelope Valley Unit of the Slinkard/ Little Antelope Wildlife Area. This portion of the Wildlife Area has been grazed regularly since acquisition by the state 40 years ago and was previously managed as a private ranch. Prescribed grazing will be conducted on the property in a manner consistent with vegetation and habitat management goals for Wildlife area. The primary objective of livestock grazing at this location is to maintain and improve wildlife habitat, particularly for mule deer and upland game birds. The grazing prescription proposed has been specifically developed to maximize forage for deer in the winter and spring by maintaining vegetation at preferred seral stages. Grazing would occur between May 15 and October 15 annually using a deferred pasture rotation schedule, low utilization thresholds, regular monitoring, and exclusion from sensitive areas.

Contact Information
Alisa Ellsworth
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 I/M
787 N Main Street Suite 229
Bishop, CA 93514

760 872-1173

Location

Counties
Mono
Township
8N
Range
22E
Section
13, 24
Base
MDBM
Other Information
Township 8N Sections 18, 19, 30 Range 23E

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project is Class 4, 15304 (Minor Alteration to Lands) Exempt, the project will result in minor alterations in the condition of land and vegetation on an existing officially designated wildlife management area which will result in improvement of habitat for wildlife resources.
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