Work Windows

For the Santa Cruz long-toed salamander, project activities in uplands will be confined to April 15 through October 31, unless there is a rain event forecast likely to generate measurable rainfall (rain of 1 inch or greater) at which time work will cease for the fall season. For project activities in occupied aquatic breeding habitat, grading and other disturbance will be limited to when the breeding habitat is dry.*

* Extended or alternative work windows may be considered on an individual project basis if approval by USFWS ES is applied for in advance and the Project Proponent can demonstrate that measures implemented to avoid or minimize exposure would do so at a level commensurate with the standard work windows.