CRT Conservation Easement Grant Request - Goodwin Ranch (SNC 080126)

Summary

SCH Number
2010018071
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
CRT Conservation Easement Grant Request - Goodwin Ranch (SNC 080126)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The California Rangeland Trust is seeking $1,000,000 in Sierra Nevada Conservancy Proposition 84 to partially fund the acquisition of a conservation easement on the Goodwin Ranch. The Goodwin Ranch is a 7,000-acre working cattle ranch and this funding will preserve 6,862 acres of the ranch property. The purpose of the conservation easement is to maintain the wetland and wildland habitat values, maintain the scenic qualities of the lands adjacent to the National Forests as well as the lands in Sierra Valley, maintain the cultural and historic values, and keep the ranch free of subdivisions and ranchettes.

Contact Information
Bob Kingman
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

(530) 823-4681

Location

Counties
Plumas
Other Location Info
Beckwourth

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15317
Reasons for Exemption
This project qualifies as categorically exempt under Section 15317 in that it consists of the establishment of an agricultural preserve and the acceptance of easements in order to maintain the open space character of the area.
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