Western Snowy Plover Corvid-Predator Management

Summary

SCH Number
2020040074
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Western Snowy Plover Corvid-Predator Management
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/6/2020
Project Applicant
Department of Parks and Recreation

Document Description
California State Parks is proposing to sanction the selective use of the pesticide Compound DRC-1339 Concentrate-Livestock, Nest & Fodder Depredations (DRC-1339), at Fort Ord Dunes State Park, Manresa State Beach, Marina State Beach, Monterey State Beach, Moss Landing State Beach, Salinas River State Beach, Sunset State Beach, and/or Zmudowski State Beach to aid in the removal of crows or ravens that prey on western snowy plover eggs or young. Employees of the U.S. Department of Agriculture will apply the DRC-1339 to egg baits at a bait station in one or more of these park units where crows or ravens have been identified as a current predator to western snowy plover nests or chicks. Bait station locations would be chosen based on their proximity to the plover breeding habitat and the observed crow or raven activity, with careful consideration of non-target species activity, public access and other product label restrictions. It is anticipated that DRC-1339 would be used at no more than 3 or 4 locations per year, and the number of ravens or crows removed from each use site would be under 10.

Contact Information
Jill Poudrette
Department of Parks and Recreation
2211 Garden Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone : (831) 649-2980
Jpoudrette@parks.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Monterey Santa Cruz
Other Location Info
Fort Ord Dunes State Park, Manresa State Beach, Marina State Beach, Monterey State Beach, Moss Landing State Beach, Salinas River State Beach, Sunset State Beach, Zmudowski State Beach

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020040074_Western Snowy Plover Corvid-Predator Management   PDF 380 K

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