Mohave Ground Squirrel Management Actions


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Mohave Ground Squirrel Management Actions
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project will address the development of effective, standardized, and statistically rigorous detection and survey methods for Mohave ground squirrel (MGS). A comprehensive range-wide population monitoring program is necessary to provide critical information for MGS conservation and management. The Project will implement a 2-year pilot study of a novel sampling and modeling methodological combination to estimate MGS demographic parameters that are needed for conservation and management. Using the pilot study data, a long-term, range-wide monitoring program for MGS will be designed. WCB Project Tracker ID: 2023086.

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


Boron, Randsburg, California City, Ridgecrest
Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, San Bernardino
Northern California, Southern California
Other Location Info
The Project will take place within the range of the Mohave ground squirrel (MGS) within approximately 1.7 million acres.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15306 - Information Collection
Reasons for Exemption
The long-term monitoring project consists of basic data collection and research which will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.


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