Cowell Ranch Apple Orchard Removal


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Cowell Ranch Apple Orchard Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Remove 225 acres of dead, dying, diseased, and insect infested apple trees. Orchard irrigation system was disconnected in 2005 due to development of the Highway 4 Bypass and orchard is no longer commercially viable. Orchard is trellis design and removal will include the removal of all plastic above grade drip irrigation line, all trellis wire, all creosote anchor end posts. All subsurface irrigation line will be left in place for future agricultural operations.

Contact Information
Stephen Bachman
California Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Phone : (707) 769-5652


Contra Costa
Other Location Info
John Marsh/Cowell Ranch

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 04, 06-Class 1, 4, & 6
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the maintenance of public facilities and topographical features involving no expansion of use beyond current levels, the minor public alterations in the condition of land that does not involve removal of mature, healthy scenic trees except for "agricultural purposes" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR section 15300.4.

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