Osprey Nesting Platform Transfer


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 (CDFW)
Document Title
Osprey Nesting Platform Transfer
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
An existing osprey nesting platform, at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, is currently located on top of a wooden pole underneath electrical power lines. The existing pole will be removed and a new pole will be installed approximately 120 feet northeast of the current location. The nesting platform will be transferred to the new pole location with the project objective to prevent injury and electrocution to wildlife and fire or damage to oil field infrastructure. The total project area is approximately 6 x 6 feet in size and is located 10 feet east of an access road, and 50 feet from the coastal salt marsh. There will be no impacts on the salt marsh.

Contact Information

Melissa Borde
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region
Job Title
Reserve Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Huntington Beach
Southern California
Cross Streets
See below "Other Location Info."
Other Location Info
Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve (1442 acre), located along the Pacific Coast Highway in Huntington Beach within Orange County, California.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 3; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15303
Reasons for Exemption
Installation of a new pole to relocate an existing osprey nesting platform falls under Class 3, which consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures. This includes water main, sewage, electrical, gas, and other utility extensions, including street improvements, of reasonable length to serve such construction.
County Clerk


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