I-15 Mojave Wildlife Crossings Restoration Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Administration Division (CDFW)
Document Title
I-15 Mojave Wildlife Crossings Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Construct three wildlife Crossing over Interstate 15 (I-15) in the Mojave Desert

Contact Information

Daniel Burmester
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Southern California
State Highways
Interstate 15 (I-15)
Other Location Info
The I-15 Mojave Wildlife Crossings Restoration Project (Project) is located at three locations along Interstate 15 (I-15) in San Bernardino County from Post Mile (PM) R114.0 to PM 171.5. The Project proposes to construct three vegetated wildlife overcrossings and wildlife directional fencing in the Mojave Desert near Cady Mountain (PM R116.70; 35.088, -116.322), Zzyzx Road (PM R129.75; 35.195, -116.142), and Clark Mountain (PM 168.05; 35.475, -115.572).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC 21080.56 subdivisions (a) to (d)
Reasons for Exemption
By constructing three wildlife overcrossings with directional wildlife fencing, the Project will directly benefit desert bighorn sheep and other sensitive California native species currently impacted by climate change, habitat fragmentation, and vehicle collisions. The Project is exclusively to conserve, restore, protect, and assist in the recovery of California native wildlife, and the habitat upon which they depend, will result in long-term net benefits to climate resiliency, biodiversity, and sensitive species recovery, includes procedures and ongoing management for the protection of the environment; and Project construction activities are solely related to habitat restoration.
County Clerk
San Bernardino


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