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State permit policies & procedures
California Department of Fish and Game
Is a permit required for banding?
Permit application forms
Scientific collecting permit, download here or go to:
Scientific collecting permit, amendments
NOTE: Notice of Intent to collect – you must fax this form in at least 24 hours before actually collecting.
Additional authorization is required for protected species. This authorization is known as a Memorandum of Understanding.
for a list of the species and the
process for obtaining a Memorandum of Understanding. Incidental take of
threatened, endangered, or candidate species by a project must be handled
through the CEQA/CESA permit process as a “2081(b) permit” (Fish and Game Code
2081(b); also see section 1190). Monitoring of CEQA required mitigation,
however, does require a SCP if handling of animals is involved.
that it will take a minimum of six weeks to obtain a Memorandum of
Note: collecting permits do NOT confer right to salvage. If you want to salvage, be sure to seek authority to salvage.