Rodden Ranch Conservation Easement (SNC 361)

Summary

SCH Number
2011038075
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Rodden Ranch Conservation Easement (SNC 361)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project is the purchase of a conservation easement over the approximately 5,868-acre Rodden Ranch property; The Trust For Public Land is requesting #1,000,000 in funding from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy's Grant Program to apply towards the purchase. The purpose of the conservation easement is to ensure the Ranch remains in agricultural/grazing uses and to protect the oak woodland values associated with the property. The Ranch is believed to harbor threatened and endangered species such as California tiger salamander and California redleged frog, and several seasonal creeks run through the property.

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

(530) 823-4679

Location

Counties
Calaveras
Other Location Info
West of Copperopolis

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.
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