CALIFORNIA DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND GAME
<br /> 330 Golden Shore, Suite 50
<br /> Long Beach, California 90802
<br /> Notification No. 5-263-99 August 4, 2000
<br /> Page 1 of 5
<br /> AGREEMENT REGARDING PROPOSED STREAM OR LAKE ALTERATION
<br /> THIS AGREEMENT, entered into between the State of California, Department of Fish and Game,
<br /> hereinafter called the Department, and Dean Allison of City of Rancho Palos Verdes, 30940
<br /> Hawthorne Blvd., Rancho Palos Verdes, 90275, State of California, Phone (310) 541-6500, hereinafter
<br /> called the Operator, is as follows:
<br /> WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 1601 of California Fish and Game Code, the Operator, on the 3'
<br /> day of September, 1999, notified the Department that they intend to divert or obstruct the natural flow
<br /> of, or change the bed, channel, or-.;bank of, or use material from the.streambed(s)_of, the following
<br /> water(s): Altamira Canyon Creek, tributary to the Pacific Ocean, Los Angeles County, California (1997
<br /> Los Angeles and Orange Counties Thomas Guide, Page 823 Bx4). Additional information was
<br /> submitted by the Operator on 26 May 2000 as required by the Department.
<br /> WHEREAS, the Department (represented by Leslie S. MacNair through a site visit on June 19, 1998
<br /> and subsequent information received May 26, 2000) has determined that such construction may
<br /> substantially adversely affect those existing fish and wildlife resources within Altamira Canyon Creek,
<br /> specifically identified as follows: Invertebrates: Palos Verdes blue butterfly, El Segundo blue butterfly,
<br /> and Palos Verdes ground beetle, Amphibians: slender salamander, western toad, Pacific chorus frog,
<br /> and Pacific tree frog; Reptiles: coast horned lizard, western fence lizard, side-blotched lizard, western
<br /> whiptail lizard, southern alligator lizard, Pacific rattlesnake,gopher snake, western garter snake,
<br /> coachwhip, racer, and common kingsnake; Birds: California gnatcatcher, San Diego cactus wren,
<br /> California and rufous-sided towhees, American crow, blue-gray gnatcatcher, western meadowlark,
<br /> black phoebe, western kingbird, black-shouldered kite, Cooper hawk, red-tailed hawk, American
<br /> kestrel, great horned owl, loggerhead shrike, phainopepla, , northern oriole, house finch, lesser
<br /> •oldfinch bushtit Bewick wren killdeer California •uail mournin• dove Allen's hummin•bird northern
<br /> flicker, scrub jy, northern mockingbird, orange-crowned warbler, finches, and sparrows (song, white-
<br /> crowned, and house); Mammals: desert cottontail, raccoon, opossum, skunk, coyote, California ground
<br /> squirrel, mice (Dulzura Pocket mouse, deer mouse, northwestern San Diego pocket mouse, San Diego
<br /> desert woodrat, and western harvest mouse), and pocket gopher; Vegetation which provides habitat for
<br /> those species: coastal sage scrub (lemonadeberry, California sagebrush, purple sage, California
<br /> buckwheat, coyote brush, black sage, and others), non-native woodland habitat (Brazilian pepper,
<br /> myoporumi and acacia), and Seacliff buckwheat: and all other fish and wildlife resources, including that
<br /> riparian vegetation which provides habitat for such species, in the area.
<br /> THEREFORE, the Department hereby proposes measures to protect fish and wildlife resources
<br /> during the Operator's work. The Operator hereby agrees to accept the following measures/conditions
<br /> as part of the proposed work.
<br /> If the Operator's work changes from that stated in the notification specified above, this Agreement is
<br /> no longer valid and a new notification shall be submitted to the Department of Fish and Game. Failure
<br /> to comply with the provisions of this Agreement and with other pertinent code sections, including but
<br /> not limited to Fish and Game Code Sections 5650, 5652, 5937, and 5948, may result in prosecution.
<br /> Nothing in this Agreement authorizes the Operator to trespass on any land or property, nor does it
<br /> relieve the Operator of responsibility for compliance with applicable federal, state, or local laws or
<br /> ordinances. A consummated Agreement does not constitute Department of Fish and Game
<br /> endorsement of the proposed operation, or assure the Department's concurrence with permits required
<br /> from other agencies.