Oregon Silverspot Butterfly Habitat Enhancement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Oregon Silverspot Butterfly Habitat Enhancement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Remove non-native plant species and plant native nectar plant species in the dune area of Tolowa Dunes State Park to enhance habitat and support recovery of the federally threatened Oregon silverspot butterfly (OSB). Project work will occur during the OSB flight season of July 1 to September 5. Work will: • Use shovels and other hand tools to excavate up to 24" in depth to remove invasive non-native plant species; • Pile and burn all removed vegetation on site or transport to an appropriate dump area to be burned at a later date or place removed vegetation in unrestored areas adjacent to the project area and let it decompose naturally; and • Plant and spread seed for native plants to reestablish habitat for the OSB.

Contact Information

Shannon Dempsey
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
North Coast Redwoods District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Del Norte
Cross Streets
Tolowa Dunes State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 4 Section: 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor alteration in the condition of land and/or vegetation that do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees and consists of restoration that does not exceed five acres in size for plant and wildlife habitat; included as "resource management projects" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR§ 15300.4.


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