Native Plant Nursery


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Native Plant Nursery
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Develop a native plant nursery, including a greenhouse and plant holding area to provide native plants for current and future re-vegetation projects within the Big Sur Sector. The greenhouse is a pre-fabricated structure built by Santa Barbara Greenhouses of clear redwood with thick tempered glass side panels and a double-wall polycarbonate roof. It measures 11 feet wide by 16 feet tall be 9 feet tall. The plant nursery would also include an area approximately 15 by 35 feet, where plants would be held prior to planting. This area will be enclosed with a four feet high fence made of metal deer fencing covered with black nursery shade cloth. Water to the site is available via hose from a spigot about 30 feet away. The proposed project site is located on an asphalt parking area and is adjacent to structures that are used for park maintenance and natural resource operations. The nursery will not be visible from the Pt. Sur Lighthouse area is only slightly visible from Highway 1, at a distance of approximately 3/4 of a mile. The only vegetation around the project site is non-native kikuyu grass. No sensitive natural or cultural resources occur on or around the proposed project site. The proposed plant nursery is a temporary and reversible use for this area. The greenhouse is bolted together and it sits on a free-floating timber foundation; enabling for easy dismantling and removal. A CEQA exemption for development of the temporary nursery does not include associated revegetation projects in other areas of the park. All revegetation projects must be reviewed by a DPR-qualified archaeologist for potential archaeological impacts.

Contact Information

Jill Poudrette
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Point Sur State Historic Park, Point Sur Naval Facility, Highway 1, Big Sur

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15311
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves placement of temporary minor structure which will support activities of nearby natural resource office and is consistent with the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.

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