Tricolored Blackbird Voluntary Local Program (VLP)

Summary

SCH Number
2019048213
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 - Central, Fresno (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4)
Document Title
Tricolored Blackbird Voluntary Local Program (VLP)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/10/2019
Project Applicant
California Farm Bureau Federation

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has authorized a VLP for the California Farm Bureau Federation, pursuant to California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 786, which implements Fish and Game Code Article 3.5. Incidental Take Associated with Routine and Ongoing Activities (Fish & G. Code, § 2086 et. seq.). The VLP will cover 8 counties located in California's San Joaquin Valley containing approximately 10,451,894 acres of agricultural grain crops associated with ranching and farming likely to provide nesting and foraging habitat for Tricolored Blackbird (Agelaius tricolor), a State threatened species.

Contact Information
Annee Ferranti
Department of Fish and Wildlife Central Region
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4005 x141

Location

Counties
Fresno Kern Kings Madera Merced San Benito Stanislaus Tulare
Other Location Info
The VLP encompasses Kern, Kings, Tulare, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, and San Benito counties where Tricolored Blackbirds may nest on grain fields cultivated by ranchers and farmers.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
title 14, section (15307)
Reasons for Exemption
See NOE for full details. The VLP consists of specific actions undertaken to ensure the maintenance and enhancement of a natural resource through implementation of procedures and measures for protection of the resource. See NOE for full details.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019048213   PDF 995 K

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