MER-152-PM 21.5 Los Banos Maintenance Station Tree Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)
Document Title
MER-152-PM 21.5 Los Banos Maintenance Station Tree Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Maintenance Facility
Document Description
Caltrans maintenance forces will remove approximately 7 large trees within the Caltrans maintenance facility in Los Banos, CA (no oak species). The project is expected to take 2-3 days. All work will be completed within Caltrans Right-of-Way. The purpose of the project is to detour a large colony of migrating egrets from roosting within the maintenance facility area. Previous avoidance measures such as tree trimming have been unsuccessful. The project is needed to address complaints from the City of Los Banos regarding bird waste and dead juvenile birds naturally occurring throughout the nesting season and to address safety concerns for the maintenance workers on-site.

Contact Information

Dominic Vitali
Agency Name
Caltrans D10
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Los Banos
Other Location Info
Caltrans Maintenance Facility 1359 E. Pacheco Blvd. Los Banos, CA 93635

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Existing Facilities Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Maintenance of existing landscaping on maintenance facility lot.


Environmental Document
Notice of Exemption

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