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News Release

NOI Released and Scoping Meetings Scheduled for the Yolo County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan

October 21, 2011

Media Contacts:
Media Contact: Sarah Swenty
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service
o:(916) 414-6571
sarah_swenty@fws.gov

The Yolo County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan Joint Powers Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) are preparing a joint Environmental Impact Statement/Environmental Impact Report (EIS/EIR) for the Yolo County Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan (Plan). 

A Notice of Intent was published today, October 21, 2011, and is available for review in the Federal Register. A Notice of Preparation for the EIS/EIR was also released today and is available for review online at http://www.yoloconservationplan.org.

The Plan is a comprehensive, county-wide plan designed to provide long-term conservation and management of natural communities, sensitive species, and the habitats upon which those species depend, while accommodating other land uses. The EIS/EIR will analyze the adoption and implementation of the Plan, including the issuance of an incidental take permit from the Service.

Two scoping meetings will be held on November 7, 2011 for the public to provide input on the scope and content of the EIS/EIR. The scoping meetings will be held at the City of West Sacramento City Hall, Galleria Room, 1110 West Capitol Ave., West Sacramento, CA 95691. The afternoon session will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and the evening session will be held from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. These meetings will be identical in format and content.

Today marks the start of a 45-day comment period. All comments must be received by Monday, December 5, 2011. Comments may be submitted to Cori Mustin, Senior Fish and Wildlife Biologist, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Sacramento Fish and Wildlife Office, 2800 Cottage Way, Room W-2605, Sacramento, CA 95825. Comments may alternatively be sent by facsimile to (916) 414-6713. 

Last updated: December 4, 2017