Coachella Valley Ecological Reserve Invasive Species Control

Summary

SCH Number
2019120439
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 - Inland Deserts, Ontario (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 )
Document Title
Coachella Valley Ecological Reserve Invasive Species Control
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/17/2019
Project Applicant
California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW)
Present Land Use
Designated Ecological Reserve

Document Description
Control of invasive weeds, including Sahara mustard and other invasive mustards, invasive grasses, filaree, and other invasive plants that pose a threat to sand source or habitat for Coachella Valley Fringe-toed lizards, Coachella Valley milkvetch, flat-tailed horned lizards, and/or other species of concern

Contact Information
Richard Kim
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
P.O. Box 2160
Blythe, CA 92226

Phone : (760) 922-6783
richard.kim@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
33°46'53.5"N 116°18'22"W
Cities
Thousand Palms
Counties
Riverside
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
Washington Street & 38th Avenue
Total Acres
1792
Other Location Info
Includes sand source north and south of Ramon Road in Thousand Palms, CA and sand dune habitat west of Washington Street and north of 38th avenue.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
§15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt because it involves maintenance and enhancement of the existing native landscape. No trees will be removed. CDFW, in collaboration with FODM, will remove invasive plant species to protect natural resources. All staff and volunteers have training or will be trained to identify and avoid take of native plant and animal species.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
§15307
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt because it involves maintenance and enhancement of the existing native landscape. No trees will be removed. CDFW, in collaboration with FODM, will remove invasive plant species to protect natural resources. All staff and volunteers have training or will be trained to identify and avoid take of native plant and animal species

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE_CVER_MustardRemoval   PDF 657 K

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