Finney Ramer Management Units Habitat Restoration Project


SCH Number
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
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
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Emma Havstad
Agency Name
River Partners
Contact Types
Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


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.


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