Environmental documents completed for UCLA California tiger salamander study

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100, eccurtis@usbr.gov

For Release: October 06, 2017

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – The Bureau of Reclamation finalized an Environmental Assessment and Finding of No Significant Impact for a University of California, Los Angeles, study on landscape resistance and the movement of genes across a distinct range of California tiger salamander populations.

The two and a half years of research will focus on four geographic management units for genetically distinct California tiger salamander populations in Santa Barbara County, Sonoma County, the western Central Valley and the eastern Central Valley.

Reclamation awarded UCLA a $350,000 grant for the research project.

The EA and FONSI were developed in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at https://www.usbr.gov/mp/nepa/nepa_project_details.php?Project_ID=30081.

For questions on the project or to request a copy of the documents, please contact Dan Cordova at dcordova@usbr.gov or (916) 978-5483 (TTY 800-877-8339).

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