Piedras Blancas Acquisition


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Piedras Blancas Acquisition
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Acquire 20 acrs of the Piedras Blancas property, located west of Highway 1 in northern San Luis Obispo County for inclusion into San Simeon State Park. The Piedras Blancas property is the last privately held half-mile within a contiguous stretch of State-owned coastline. Piedras Blancas supports several types of coastal habitat, including open dunes, coastal scrub, and maritime chapparal which are known to provide important habitat for a wide variety of rare plants and animals, including the federally listed Western snow plover, the federally endangered California least tern, and the federally threatened Monterey spineflower. The classic marine terraces of the property support a variety of native wildflowers and the Arroyo del Corral Creek, one of two creeks on the property, drains into the ocean at the southern beach attracting birds and other wildlife to the freshwater resources.

Contact Information

Susan Wilcox
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the acquisition of land in order to establish a park where the land is currently in, and will be kept in a natural condition, included as "acquisitions of contiguous properties" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.

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