Swanton Pacific Ranch Jubata grass Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Swanton Pacific Ranch Jubata grass Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed area of restoration is the extent where Jubata grass is (~0.25 acres). The Jubata grass is located above the Scotts Creek Estuary, and visible from Highway 1. Cal Poly Corporation/ Swanton Pacific Ranch staff will complete manual removal of Jubata grass in the project area. To avoid impacts to local fauna and flora, particularly Red-legged frogs, these activities will be completed between August 1 and October 15 as recommended for such activities at a similar site, Elkhorn Slough. Furthermore, a consulting botanist will be brought to the site ahead of any management activities to avoid any impacts to native botanicals in this un-surveyed reach of Scotts Cree, (G. Hayes per comm. 2008). The removal of invasive plants from the site will improve habitat for a variety of wildlife in the area.

Contact Information
James McKenna
Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District
Lead/Public Agency
820 Bay Avenue, Suite 128
Capitola, CA 95010

Phone : (831) 464-2950


Santa Cruz
Other Location Info
125 Swanton Road, Davenport

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project will not affect sensitive areas or resources. This project is on private property, will not have a negative effect on endangered and/or threatened species habitat and will not include wetlands restoration or disturbance. This project has been determined not to have a significant effect on the environment and therefore shall be exempt from the provisions of CEQA.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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