Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Management of Common Raven on Department of Defense Lands in the California Desert

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
United States Marine Corp
Document Title
Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Management of Common Raven on Department of Defense Lands in the California Desert
Document Type
EA - Environmental Assessment
Present Land Use
Document Description
Under the Proposed Action, six Department of Defense installations would conduct integrated raven management on lands owned or used by the DoD in the California desert. Installations include: Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC), Marine Corps Logistics Base Barstow; Edwards Air Force Base; Fort Irwin National Training Center; Naval Air Weapons Station China Lake; Chocolate Mountain Aerial Gunnery Range. Installations span the following counties: Los Angeles, Kern, Inyo, Riverside, Imperial, and San Bernardino. Raven management under the Proposed Action includes use of non-lethal and lethal raven management actions to reduce raven populations and activities to achieve the Purpose and Need (resolve ecological, economic and health and safety issues). In comparison to the No Action, the Proposed Action represents a shift towards more lethal forms of raven management. The focus of the Draft PEA effects analysis is on Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, and Health and Safety. MCAGCC is the NEPA lead agency. Other installations are cooperating agencies. The Proposed (Draft) FONSI and information above under "Project Location" is specific to MCAGCC, with additional MCAGCC location information attached. Other installations would issue separate decisions at a later date. Each agency has discretion to determine the scope of their future raven management approach.

Contact Information

Linda Serret
Agency Name
United States Marine Corp
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Barstow, Brawley, Calipatria, Lancaster, Palmdale, Ridgecrest, Twentynine Palms
Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Riverside, San Bernardino
Southern California
Cross Streets
Adobe Hwy and Hwy 62
Total Acres
Parcel #
Not available, military installations
State Highways
66, 247, Interstate 40
un-named; near Hwy 66
Dick Dale Skyranch
none (dry washes)
Other Location Info
Draft PEA covers portions of Los Angeles, Kern, Inyo, San Bernardino, Riverside, and Imperial counties. MCAGCC is located in San Bernardino County.
Other Information
Proposed FONSI is specific to MCAGCC in San Bernardino County. Other agencies would issue separate decisions for their installation.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Inland Deserts Region 6 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 8 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Fish and Game Commission (CDFGC), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Colorado River Basin Region 7 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Natural Resource Management)
Local Actions
Natural Resource Management
Project Issues
Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Chemicals-Toxics (Pesticide DRC 1339, Carbachol, and Methyl anthranilate)


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]

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