Topping Ranch Conservation Easement (SNC 346)

Summary

SCH Number
2011038073
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Topping Ranch Conservation Easement (SNC 346)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/7/2011

Document Description
The project is the purchase of a conservation easeement on 1,362 acres of the historic Topping Ranch; the Sierra Foothill Conservancy is requesting $875,890 in funding from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy's Grand Program for the purchase. The major objectives for this project are to: 1) protect the physical, cultural, and natural resources of Topping Ranch; 2) expand land conservation and connectivity within the Fine Gold Creek Drainage and the San Joaquin River Corridor; and 3) preserve the viability of a working ranch and the local ranching infrastructure and economy.

Contact Information
Marji Felez
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 823-4679

Location

Counties
Madera
Other Location Info
Near O'Neals

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15313, 17, 25 -Class 13, 17 & 25
Reasons for Exemption
Acquisition of lands for wildlife conservation purposes. The establishment of agricultural preserves, the making and renewing of open space contracts under the Williamson Act, or the acceptance of easements or fee interests in order to maintain the open space character of the area. The transfers of ownership of interests in order to preserve open space, which consists of the transfers of ownership of interests in land in order to preserve open space, habitat, or historical resources.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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