Baxter Ranch Conservation Easement


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Baxter Ranch Conservation Easement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The subject properties (known as Baxter Ranch) are situated seven miles west of Interstate Highway 101 in the County of Sonoma, California. The Baxter Ranch acquisition is proposed as a Conservation Easement transaction and includes approximately 5,125 acres of private-owned forestlands and oak woodlands. CAL FIRE is acquiring the conservation easement for the purpose of protecting typical forestland use including wildlife habitat, watershed stabilization and the continued production of forest products.

Contact Information

Jeff Calvert
Agency Name
Forestry and Fire Protection, Board of
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15317, 15325 - Class 17, 25
Reasons for Exemption
The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems.

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