Estero Americano Gorse Removal Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District (GRRCD)
Document Title
Estero Americano Gorse Removal Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project will involve removal of invasive, non-native gorse (Ulex europeaus) in the Estero Americano watershed and revegetation with native grasses, trees, and shrubs in order to provide habitat for special-status wildlife species. The goals of this project include: enhancing critical coastal habitat, documenting effectiveness and cost efficiency of eradication techniques, and synthesizing information in a useful way for surrounding landowners and regional agencies. The project will entail mechanical removal of the above-ground biomass with the use of equipment outfitted with a mower/mulcher. Gorse will be ground up and left in place as mulch. The mulch will act to prevent soil erosion, reduce and slow re-growth from gorse roots, and inhibit established of other weed species.

Contact Information
Brittany Heck
Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 1064
Occidental, CA 95465

Phone : (707) 874-2907


Other Location Info
Project Location - City: Estero Americano Watershed and Bodega

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Section 15304 (d)
Reasons for Exemption
Gorse removal and mulching qualifies as a minor alteration to the land that does not affect sensitive resources.

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