Planning and Research, Office of
(Office of Planning and Research)
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project involves a proposed subgrant of federal funds to the State of California, Department of Parks and Recreation, to assist in its acquisition of 1,080.76 acres to conserve habitat for the federally endangered Quino checkerspot butterfly; buffer the entrance to Carrizo Gorge which provides a water source for the federally endangered and state threatened Peninsular bighorn sheep; and establish a connection between the Carrizo Gorge in Anza-Borrego Desert State Park and the U.S. -Mexico border to maintain landscape-scale connectivity functions in this region of San Diego County.
Project involves the acquisition of land for wildlife conservation purposes; the acquisition of land in order to establish a park where the land is in a natural condition or contains historical or archaeological resources and a management plan for the property has not been prepared or proposes to keep the area in a natural condition or preserve a historical or archaeological resources; and a transfer of an ownership interest in land to preserve open space.