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Reclamation Releases Final Environmental Documents For Three Projects to Protect Endangered Species

Media Contact: Erin Curtis, 916-978-5100,

For Release: November 03, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. - The Bureau of Reclamation today released the Final Environmental Assessments and Findings of No Significant Impact for three projects funded by the Central Valley Project Conservation Program and the Central Valley Project Improvement Act Habitat Restoration Program.

  • Reclamation is providing $800,000 from the CVPCP to the California Rangeland Trust to help purchase a conservation easement on 5,522 acres of the 5,954-acre Willow Creek Ranch to protect several threatened and endangered species in San Benito County, such as the California tiger salamander and California condor."

  • Reclamation and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are providing $1,182,074 from the CVPCP and HRP to the Bureau of Land Management to help purchase part of 2,240 acres in the eastern Ciervo-Panoche Natural Area to protect several threatened and endangered species in Fresno County, including the San Joaquin kit fox and giant kangaroo rat.
  • Reclamation is providing $63,500 from the CVPCP to Carol W. Witham, sole proprietor, to reintroduce the endangered Crampton’s tuctoria (prickly spiralgrass) to Olcott Lake, a large vernal pool at Jepson Prairie Preserve in Solano County. 

The EAs and FONSIs were prepared in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act and are available at If you encounter problems accessing the documents online, please call 916-978-5100 or email

For additional information or to request a copy of the documents, please contact Doug Kleinsmith at
916-978-5034 (TTY 800-877-8339) or

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