ICF International's Longfin Smelt Study


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW)
Document Title
ICF International's Longfin Smelt Study
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Department of Fish and Wildlife is issuing a permit to ICF International pursuant to Fish and Game Code Section 2081(a) for research purposes. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the applicant to take Longfin Smelt (Spirinchus thaleichthys), and Coho Salmon (Oncorhynchus kisutch) during the course of sampling, subject to terms and conditions set forth in the permit. The purpose of this sampling is for research purposes to study Longfin Smelt in an effort to aid conservation and management needs. The Section 2081(a) permit authorizes the applicant to potentially capture Longfin Smelt, and Coho Salmon during surveys. The applicant will conduct research sampling from November to April of larval longfin smelt populations through the use of zooplankton nets through January 26, 2025

Contact Information

Dylan Inskeep
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Responsible Agency


Marin, Monterey, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Sonoma
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Sonoma County: Russian River, Russian River SMCA, Russian River SMRMA, Estero Americano SMRMA. Marin County: Estero de San Antonio SMRMA, Tomales Bay, Drakes Estero, Drakes Estero SMCA, Estero de Limantour SMR, Bolinas Lagoon. San Mateo County: San Gregorio Creek, San Gregorio Creek Lagoon, Pescadero Creek, Pescadero Creek Lagoon. Santa Cruz County: Waddell Creek, Waddell Creek Lagoon, San Lorenzo River. Monterey County: Elkhorn Slough SMCA, Elkhorn Slough SMR, Moro Cojo Slough SMR, Elkhorn, Salinas River.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Calif. Code Regs., Section 15306, Information Collection, Class 6
Reasons for Exemption
The Project involves research sampling for conservation management purposes within the counties of Sonoma, Marin, San Mateo, Santa Cruz and Monterey which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to Longfin Smelt or Coho Salmon which are all listed under the California Endangered Species Act


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