California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Notice for Determination for the Final Land Management Plan for the Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area in Shasta and Tehama Counties

Public Notice

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department), as Lead Agency, has approved the Final Land Management Plan for the Mouth of Cottonwood Creek Wildlife Area in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and State CEQA Guidelines.

Project description and location:

The MCCWA is located in Shasta County and totals 1,059 acres. The area has been acquired through a series of transactions by the Wildlife Conservation Board and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department). The MCCWA is managed by the Department for its natural resources and for the public's use and enjoyment of those resources. The MCCWA contains three units: the Cottonwood Creek Unit and two Balls Ferry Wetland Units. The primary purpose of the LMP is to establish goals and guidelines for the operation, maintenance, and public use of the area. The Department will use the LMP to help guide the specific tasks for managing the habitats, species, cultural resources, facilities, appropriate public uses, and various other activities that occur in the area.

Public review Period

The IS/ND was circulated for public review and comment for a period of 30 days between December 6, 2010 and January 4, 2011. The IS/ND described the project and its potential impacts on the environment, and concluded that the proposed project would not have any significant effects on the environment.

Copies of the documents are available at:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern Region
601 Locust Street,
Redding, California 96001

Contacts: Mr. Steve Burton, Senior Environmental Scientist Steve.Burton@wildlife.ca.gov

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