California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Notice of Availability and Intent to Consider an Initial Study/Negative Declaration for the Draft Napa Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area Land Management Plan

Public Notice: Notice of Availability and Intent to Consider an Initial Study/NegativeDeclaration for the Draft Napa Sonoma Marshes Wildlife Area (NSMWA) Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties, California.

Project description and location: The approximately 14,000-acre NSMWA is composed of predominantly former tidelands on the plain at the northern edge of San Pablo Bay. It is located in Sonoma, Napa, and Solano counties. The NSMWA is shown on Cuttings Wharf, Sears Point and the Mare Island U.S. Geological Survey 7.5-Minute Quadrangles. NSMWA lies within an area bounded by State Route (SR) 37 and the broad expanse of San Pablo Bay mudflats and intertidal marshes on the south, SR 121 on the west, the Union Pacific Railroad tracks and SR 121/12 on the north, and SR 29 on the east. The major watersheds providing freshwater to the NSMWA include the Napa River and Sonoma, Tolay, and Huichica creeks.

The principal natural resource management consideration for the NSMWA is to restore and enhance a mosaic of habitats, including tidal salt and brackish water marshes, managed ponds, seasonal wetlands, and adjacent uplands, that will benefit many species of rare, threatened, and endangered species as well as a broad range of fish, wildlife, and plant species. The LMP also focuses on the management of wildlife-related recreational activities that are compatible with the diverse mosaic of habitats because CDFW is committed to providing wildlife compatible recreation.

Public review Period: The IS/ND is being circulated for public review and comment for a period of 30 days starting August 16, 2010. Your views and comments on the project are welcomed. Written or email comments must be postmarked or submitted no later than September 14, 2010 and should be submitted to the following address:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Region 3 Bay Delta
7329 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558

Attn: Karen Taylor

Copies of the documents are available at the CDFW office:

Region 3 Main Office
7329 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA 94558
(707) 944-5500

Napa County Main Library
580 Coombs Street
Napa, CA 94559
(707) 253-4242

You can download all the final Management Plan below format

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