CDFW Solar Energy Pilot Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning (CDFW)
Document Title
CDFW Solar Energy Pilot Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This pilot project involves CDFW execution of various agreements to install small photo-voltaic solar energy equipment to generate electrical power at five CDFW properties, including Darrah Springs Hatchery, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area, Los Banos Wildlife Area, Mendota Wildlife Area, and Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area.

Contact Information

James Robbins
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Deputy Director, Administration
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Davis, Gridley, Los Banos, Mendota
Butte, Fresno, Merced, Shasta, Yolo
Total Acres
Other Location Info
Darrah Springs Fish Hatchery, Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area, Mendota Wildlife Area, Los Banos Wildlife Area, Gray Lodge Wildlife Area.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15303 and 15311
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves the construction of a limited number of new solar arrays with a small footprint, ranging from 0.631 acres to 1.3 acres. These arrays are accessory to already existing CDFW facilities. Based on these factors, CDFW finds the project exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines sections 15303 and 15311.


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