California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Notice of Determination for the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Land Management Plan in Yolo County, California.

Project description and location: The project is the Land Management Plan (LMP) for the Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area (Wildlife Area), approximately 16,770 acres within the Yolo Bypass in Yolo County, California. The purpose of the Wildlife Area is to protect and enhance habitat for wildlife species, and to provide the public with compatible, wildlife-related recreational uses. The Wildlife Area has existed since the first land acquisition in 1991 and this LMP proposes continuation of an ecosystem-based approach to management of the diverse mosaic of natural communities. The Wildlife Area provides habitat for special-status species, game species, and other native and nonnative species. This LMP provides a description of the Wildlife Area and its environment and also includes an evaluation of public uses that are compatible with the purpose of the Wildlife Area. This LMP is a general policy guide to the management of the Wildlife Area. It does not specifically authorize or make a precommitment to any substantive physical changes to the Wildlife Area. With the exception of ongoing restoration and enhancement, and operations and maintenance activities, any substantive physical changes that are not currently approved will require subsequent authorizations and approvals.

Public review Period: The draft plan and accompanying negative declaration was submitted to the State Clearing House and was subject to public review beginning July 24, 2007 and ending August 22, 2007. Public comments were accepted after the end of the official thirty day review period to provide sufficient opportunities for interested user groups. A summary of the comments received and the CDFW's written responses may be found in Appendix A, "Public Outreach Summary" in the Final Plan.

The documents are posted on the CDFW's website at: http://www.dfg.ca.gov/news/pubnotice/. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Mr. Dave Feliz, Senior Wildlife Biologist, Supervisor at (530) 757-2431.

Copies of the final documents are also available at the following locations:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Yolo Bypass Wildlife Area Headquarters
45211 County Road 32B
Davis, CA 95618

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

Yolo County Library, Davis Branch
315 E 14th Street
Davis, CA 95618

You can download all chapters and appendices in the final of the Management plan below in PDF

Chapters
Executive Summary
Table of Contents
Ch. 1 - Introduction
Ch. 2 - Property Description
Ch. 3 - Environmental Setting
Ch. 3.1 - Planning Influences and Considerations
Ch. 3.2 - Agricultural Resources
Ch. 3.3 - Climate Geology Topography and Soils
Ch. 3.4 - Geomorphology Hydrology and Water Quality
Ch. 3.5 - Biological Resources
Ch. 3.6 - Cultural Resources
Ch. 3.7 - Recreation and Public Use
Ch. 4 - Compatible Resource Management and Public Use
Ch. 5 - Management Goals
Ch. 6 - Operations and Maintenance
Ch. 7 - Future Revisions to Plan
Ch. 8 - Document Preparers
Ch. 9 - References
Cover and Title pages
Signed and Stamped Notice of Determination
Appendices
Appendix A - Public Outreach
Appendix B - CALFED Targets
Appendix C - Hydraulic Modeling Workplan
Appendix D - Existing Memorandums of Understanding
Appendix E - PFC Interpretive Plan Final-7-11-07 with map
Appendix F - Agricultural Plan cover
Appendix G - Wildlife and Fish Species List for the YBWA
Appendix H - Initial Study-Neg Dec