DFG Opens Public Comment Period for Voluntary Local Program in Alameda County

Media Contact:
Janice Mackey, DFG Communications, 916-322-8908

The Department of Fish and Game (DFG) has opened a 75-day public comment period for the Voluntary Local Program (VLP) in Alameda County.

The VLP framework is designed to encourage farmers and ranchers to voluntarily enhance, restore and maintain habitat for sensitive, threatened and endangered species.

The Alameda County Resource Conservation District (RCD) wrote the plan for the VLP and prepared the environmental analysis for the CEQA portion.

The VLP documents are available for review at online at http://www.dfg.ca.gov/news/pubnotice/ or in-person at:

Bay Delta Region
7329 Silverado Trail
Napa, CA  94558

Written comments will be accepted until October 1, 2012.

Additionally, the Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration is available online for review at www.acrcd.org/newsevents/projectnotices.aspx and comments can be submitted to:

Alameda County Resource Conservation District
3585 Greenville Rd, Suite 2
Livermore, CA 94550

For other questions regarding the proposed program please contact DFG’s Bay Delta Regional office at (707) 944-5500.