Finney Ramer Management Units Habitat Restoration Project

Summary

SCH Number
2021050609
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW)
Document Title
Finney Ramer Management Units Habitat Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/27/2021

Document Description
The funding to begin the Project’s planning was provided through California Department of Fish and Wildlife's (CDFW's) Proposition 1 Watershed Restoration Program. The restoration site is located in Imperial County on the Finney Ramer Management Units (FRMU) of the Imperial Wildlife Area (IWA). The IWA has been owned and managed by CDFW since 1951. The Project involves restoring up to 1,500 acres of FRMU from non-native vegetation to native habitat, including but not limited to desert scrub and riparian woodland. Project activities will consist of installing a drip, sprinkler, or flood irrigation system, removing dense stands of salt cedar (Tamarisk spp.) and planting native vegetation. Ground disturbance activities will be limited to planting potted stock (up to 1-gallon pots), cuttings from various tree species, burying drip irrigation lines, and salt cedar stump removal.

Contact Information
Jason Hwan
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Lead/Public Agency
3602 Inland Empire Blvd Suite C220
Ontario, CA 91764

Phone : (909) 665-0206
Jason.Hwan@wildlife.ca.gov
Emma Havstad
River Partners
Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project
1157 W. Mission Ave. #463046
Escondido, CA 92046

Phone : (619) 888-5883
ehavstad@riverpartners.org

Location

Coordinates
33°5'49.9"N 115°31'50"W
Cities
Calipatria
Counties
Imperial
Regions
Southern California

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, §15304, subds. (d)., Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, §15306
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor alterations in land, water, and vegetation on existing officially designated wildlife management areas which result in improvement of habitat for wildlife resources. Project also consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
FinneyRamerUnits_RiverPartners_2021-05-27   PDF 215 K

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