California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Notice of Determination for the Final San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area Land Management Plan in San Diego, California.

Project description and location:

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department), as Lead Agency, has approved the Final Land Management Plan for the San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area (SFVWA) in compliance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and State CEQA Guidelines.

The SFVWA is located in northeastern San Diego County at the juncture of State Highway 78 and County Highway S-2 (San Felipe Road). It includes approximately 14,175 acres of largely undisturbed land acquired through a series of transactions by the California Wildlife Conservation Board and California Department of Fish and Wildlife (Department). The WA is managed by the Department for its natural resources and for the public's use and enjoyment of those resources. The primary purpose of the LMP is to establish goals and guidelines for the operation, maintenance, and public use of the SFVWA. The Department will use the LMP to help guide the specific tasks for managing the habitats, species, cultural resources, facilities, public uses, and various other activities that occur in the WA.

Public review Period

The draft LMP and IS/ND was circulated for public review for a period of 30 days starting on November 5, 2007. Public comments and the CDFW's responses are located in "Appendix D" within the LMP.

The IS/ND described the project and its potential impacts on the environment, and concluded that the proposed project would not have any significant effects on the environment.

Any questions may be directed to:

Kimberly McKee
Senior Environmental Scientist
4949 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123
(760) 431-9440 extension 373.

Copies of the Final LMP and the incorporated IS/ND are available following locations during normal business hours:

California Department of Fish and Wildlife
4949 Viewridge Avenue
San Diego, CA 92123

The files in the Management Plan are listed below. Alternatively, you can download the entire plan as a single file.

Please note: A few of the files listed below are large and may take a while to download depending on the speed of your internet connection. They are marked with an asterisk*

Chapters File Size
Cover Pages 256 KB
Table of Contents 256 KB
Chapter 1 - Purpose, Scope, and Organization 571 KB
Chapter 2 - Planning Context 465 KB
Chapter 3 - Property Description 1.3 MB
Chapter 4 - Resource Inventory 2.8 MB
Chapter 5 - Management Program 1.3 MB
Chapter 6 - Opportunities, Constraints, and Potential Impacts 357 KB
References 319 KB
Plan Preparation Team 242 KB
Glossary 316 KB
Signed and Stamped Notice of Determination 674 KB
Appendix A - Vegetation Types Identified in the San Felipe Wildlife Area 558 KB
Appendix B - Species Detected in the San Felipe Valley Wildlife Area 457 KB
Appendix C - Initial Study and Negative Declaration 1.7 MB
Appendix D - List of Written Public Comments Received with Responses 614 MB
Appendix E - List of Incorporated LMP Edits in Response to Comments 439 KB
Entire Land Mangement Plan (without Signed Notice of Determination) * 7.6 MB