CRT Conservation Easement Grant Request - Maddalena Ranch (SNC 080127)

Summary

SCH Number
2010018072
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
CRT Conservation Easement Grant Request - Maddalena Ranch (SNC 080127)
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 Maddalena Ranch. The Maddalena Ranch is a 1,200-acre working cattle ranch and this funding will preserve 743 acres of the ranch property. The purpose of the conservation easement is to maintain the substantial wildlife and habitat values as well as the riparian and wetland values, maintain the abundant water supply which serves the ranch and downstream users, maintain the scenic qualities of the land, maintain the open space and historic values, and protect the ranch from threatening residential growth in the Truckee/Tahoe area.

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

(530) 823-4681

Location

Counties
Sierra
Other Location Info
Sierraville

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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