Mark Hagan [Wildlife Biologist/Botany/CEQA/Joshua Tree Protection Plans] 44715 17th Street East Lancaster, CA 93535 661-723-0086 Cell: 661-433-9956 [email protected] Residential properties are not subject to a minimum parcel size for ADUs by ordinance or by the underlying zoning district. ~AB68 Below are links to permit applications for the removal or pruning of West Joshua trees (including dead trees), information on reporting violations, and a list of resources for those who may need professional help to obtain a permit. For San Bernardino County residents: San Bernardino County does not currently have a permit program for the planned removal of West Joshua trees for the construction of single-family homes, outbuildings, or small infrastructure projects. Permits for these types of projects must be obtained from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife. Residents of unincorporated areas of San Bernardino County who wish to remove a dead tree should contact the California Department of Fish and Wildlife directly. For single-family homes, outbuildings, or small infrastructure projects planned in San Bernardino County that are built near trees in west Joshua but do not result in their removal, individuals should adhere to this technical guide. Randy Arnold, Director and Senior Biologist RCA Associates, LLC. 15555 Main Street, Suite D4-235 Hesperia, California 92345 760-956-9212 – Office 760-244-0791 – Fax [email protected] Residential parcels are approved to create up to 850 square feet for a one-bed UDA or up to 1,000 square feet for a two-bed UDA, regardless of the property`s underlying zoning standards. A Junior Access Housing Unit (JADU) is permitted up to 500 square feet. According to the California Residential Code, the minimum size of a housing unit is 150 square feet (including UDAs and Junior Access Housing Units (JADU)). ~ AB-68 Review your property`s zoning, browse designs, and get contractor estimates for your project ADU: Overview On October 9, 2020, the West Joshua tree (Yucca brevifolia) was designated as a candidate species for inclusion in the list of threatened species under the California Endangered Species Act (ACSS). The Mojave Desert Land Trust supports the nomination to include the Western Joshua Tree.
Permit Application To apply to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife: Permit requirements related to tree management in West Joshua should be addressed to your local CDFW regional office: We work closely with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), local governments, petitioners and our supporters to provide up-to-date information on resources and processes for complying with the Interim Guidelines: Regulations. According to the current list, it is a violation of the California Fish and Game Code to prune or remove (or “take”) a tree without first obtaining permission. Starting in 2020, state law will allow all residential areas, including single-family and multi-family homes, to build additional housing units. For more information about compliance in San Bernardino County (unincorporated), please contact: Building and Safety Department 385 N. Arrowhead Avenue San Bernardino, CA 92415 (909) 387-8311 www.sbcounty.gov/Uploads/LUS/BandS/Handouts/IB-0016.pdf Envicom Corporation [Botanist/Biologist/Arborist/NEPA/CEQA/Land Planning/Environmental Requirements/Development Suitability/GIS/Licensing and Compliance [CA Fish and Wildlife] 28328 Agoura Road Agoura Hills, CA 91301 818-879-4700 Self-use is not required for new UDAs (conversion and new construction) built between 2020 and 2025. ~ According to SB13, the National Park Service is working to improve the visitor experience and strengthen the protection of natural and cultural resources in Joshua Tree National Park. As part of this effort, the park refined its management areas and defined the desired conditions for these areas – particularly daytime use, nighttime use and rock-based recreation (climbing, bouldering). Arbor Tech Services [Warren Miller ISA #WE-2001A] [Arborist] (760) 322-2234 [email protected] PO Box 2509 Palm Springs, CA 92263 Attention: Carissa Sheen www.arbortechservicesps.com Serving: All of Coachella Valley, Yucca Valley, Joshua Tree Permit from local health officer if a private sewage system is used, if required. (Government Requirements) Copy link Altec Land Planning / Altec Engineering, Inc. Randy Coleman [AICP, Certified Arborist, Certified Wildlife Biologist, CDFW: Scientific Collection Permit #11586, PE #36292, PLS #5413, QSD/P] Ginger Coleman [MPA, Director of Environmental Planning] Chad Martin [Project Manager for Survey/Topography and Grading Plans] Design Office: (760) 242-9917 Design Office: (760) 242-9900 P.O. Box Bo 1175 Model House: 19531 Highway 18 Apple Valley, CA 92307 This estimate is based on recently completed projects in the area and includes all typical ancillary costs such as permits, design and engineering fees.
The California Building Code (CBC) 2019 is adopted. Region 4 (for Fresno, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Monterey, San Benito, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tulare and Tuolomne counties) (559) 243-4005, [email protected] Documentation of violations is useful for law enforcement. Here are some details that may be helpful: Replacement parking spaces do not apply to properties that convert an existing garage into an additional residential unit or junior auxiliary unit. ~ According to AB68, it is important to report breaches in a timely manner. If a wildlife or code enforcement office can go to the scene while the offence is taking place, it is much easier to prove and support it. Publication of information 3. February 2021 Contact: Susy Boyd, Public Policy Coordinator, Mojave Desert Land Trust, [email protected] (This page was updated on 13.10.22 with information from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife) (1) Desert Plant Specialist means: (A) An arborist certified by the International Society of Arborists; or (B) An individual with a four-year university degree in ecology or fish and wildlife biology from an accredited college and at least two years of professional experience in the relocation or restoration of native vegetation in the California desert; or (C) an individual with at least five years of professional experience in relocating or restoring native vegetation in the California desert.