The Public Scoping Process
The CDFA and WS-California are implementing a 60-day public scoping period to solicit input from public agencies and members of the public regarding the development and scope of the EIR/EIS. The purpose of the scoping process is to identify the actions, alternatives, mitigation measures, and significant effects to be evaluated in detail in the EIR/EIS.
These items include, but are not limited to:
- Impacts on wildlife populations
- Effects on nontarget animal populations, included protected species
- Impacts on ecosystem processes (e.g., trophic cascades)
- Impacts on Native American culture and resources
- Risks and benefits to human and pet safety
- Impacts on Special Management Areas (e.g., Wilderness and Wilderness Study Areas) and other protected places
- Humaneness of methods
- Efficacy of management activity
Interpreters can be available upon request. Please visit the Contact page for more information.
Virtual Public Scoping Meetings
There will be two virtual public scoping meetings during the scoping comment period. Due to due public health and safety requirements concerning COVID-19, these public scoping meetings will be conducted virtually. For additional help connecting to the virtual meetings, click below.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
5:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
A link will appear here at 5:00 p.m. before meeting
Registration for Public Comment
Participants will have the opportunity to provide oral comments during the virtual scoping meetings. Public comments will be limited to three minutes per person. Those wishing to provide public comment should register at the link below. Once registered you will receive a confirmation email providing link and telephone options to participate in the meeting.
Submitting a Comment
The CDFA and WS-California encourage public agencies and members of the public to submit comments concerning the scope and nature of the issues to be evaluated in the EIR/EIS, including alternatives, mitigation measures, and environmental effects.
Members of the public can submit their comments in the following ways:
- Via email: info@CaliforniaWDM.org
- Via postal mail at the address:
P.O. Box 188797
Sacramento, CA 95818
- Leave a recorded comment on the hotline at: 1-866-943-5852
- Oral comments can be shared at the public scoping meetings on October 13 and October 27.