Butte Valley Wildlife Area Wetland Enhancement Phase II


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Butte Valley Wildlife Area Wetland Enhancement Phase II
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project objectives include: increasing the quality of wetland habitat for wildlife by improving management capabilities; developing and flooding a new waterfowl brood/molting habitat complex; providing the ability to drain seasonal wetlands to promote the growth of moist soil seed producing plants; installing a solar array; installing a low lift pump water recovery system; improving water use efficiency by updating water delivery/drainage infrastructure and filling in deep borrow ditches and providing increased recreational opportunities. WCB Project Tracker ID: 2023020

Contact Information

Rebecca J. Fris
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board
Job Title
Acting Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


5 miles west of Macdoel, CA
Northern California
Other Location Info
Butte Valley Wildlife Area, 5109 Meiss Lake Rd, Macdoel CA 96058

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, Class 4, Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves the enhancement of water delivery infrastructure, and enhancement of wetland habitat at the Butte Valley Wildlife Area, an existing officially designated wildlife management area. Completion of the project will result in the improvement of habitat for migratory birds.


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