Yosemite Toad Hybridization Study - Eldorado National Forest


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Yosemite Toad Hybridization Study - Eldorado National Forest
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project activities would include a genetic study to develop a definitive identification of the toad species that occupy the project area. Activities would include developing datasets for two categories of toads: 1) pure western toads and 2) toads found in the Deer Valley, Indian Valley, and Blue Lakes areas. Project deliverables include: 1) Scientific, peer-reviewed publication, 2) A tested genetic assay that can be used to differentiate Yosemite toads, western toads, and hybrids, and 3) a USFS findings report.

Contact Information

Jon M. O'Brien
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Environmental Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
Deer Valley, Indian Valley, and Blue Lake Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15306 - Information Collection
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt because it falls within the CE class listed above. Project activities described above do not have the potential for causing a significant adverse effect on the environment. A CEQA Exemption Review Form for the project is on file at the OHMVR Division office listed above. No exceptions to the exemption apply to this project.


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