continued: Statutory Exemption: 15262
The property's acquisition is categorically exempt under Section 15313 in being acquisition of land in order to presserve fish and wildfish habitat, preserve access to public lands and waters, and preserve the land in its natural condition; and Section 15325 because it is a transfer of ownership of interestes in land in order to preserve open space and habitat. Sign installation is categorically exempt under Section 15303 which applies to the construction of small structures. Management planning is statuatorily exempt under Section 15262 as it involves only a planning study for possible future actions which the Conservancy has not approved, adopted, or funded. Stewardship activities are categorically exempt under Section 15301 as MLT will maintain a wildlife habitat area to protect fish and wildlife resources; and Section 15306 as MLT will collect basic data and conduct resource evaluation that will not result in a serious or major disturbance to environmental resources.