Tricolored Blackbird Voluntary Local Program (VLP)
- SCH Number
- 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
- 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
Department of Fish and Wildlife Central Region
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710
Phone : (559) 243-4005 x141
- 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.
- Notice of Exemption
- 2019048213 PDF 995 K
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