Update February 8, 2018
A response has been provided by the Department of Fish & Wildlife. See below.
Update January 29, 2018
Upon request of the California Dept. of Fish & Wildlife, the County has extended the comments/review period for the circulated Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration, from 20 to 30 days, with its previously cited ending date of February 5, 2018 being extended to February 15, 2018.