Sandspit Exotic Plant Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Sandspit Exotic Plant Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will reduce the occurrence of invasive plant species in the Morro Dunes Natural Preserve at Montana de Oro State Park. Up to 500 acres of sand dunes containing cape ivy, iceplant, pampas grass, and veldt grass will be treated with Razor Pro and Fusilade herbicide by authorized Environmental Scientists. Isolated plants will be removed by hand pulling. Sensitive plant species will be protected from treatment and will be monitored. Herbicide treatment within Western Snowy Plover habitat will not occur during breeding season from September 30th through March 1st. No vehicles shall be allowed to operate within the boundaries of the Morro Dunes Natural Preserve. Access to the project site shall be conducted by tracked Gators along Army Road and Along the beach below the mean high tide line.

Contact Information

Doug Barker
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
Other Location Info
Montana de Oro State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, 15307 - Class 4 & 7
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of minor alteration in the condition of public land and/or vegetation which does not involve the removal of mature, scenic trees; and actions taken by regulatory agencies as authorized by state law or local ordinance to assure the maintenance, restoration, or enhancement of a natural resource where the regulatory process involves procedures for protection of the environment; and is included in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with Title 14 CCR section 15300.4.

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