Baxter Ranch Conservation Easement


SCH Number
Public Agency
Fish & Game, Wildlife Conservation Board
Document Title
Baxter Ranch Conservation Easement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
A 4,036~acres conservation easement (CE) on private-owned forestlands and oak woodlands to protect typical forestland uses including wildlife habitat, watershed stabilization and continued production of forest products. The property owners will continue to operate working timber forest and cattle ranch operations. The CE will protect several threatened species by protecting natural habitat and open space.

Contact Information

John P. Donnelly
Agency Name
Wildlife Conservation Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Project Location - Specific: The property is located seven miles west of Interstate Highway (US 101) and 18 miles east of the Pacific Ocean and in proximity to the Lake Sonoma Recreational Area in northwestern Sonoma County. Assessor's Parcel Nos. (APN) 114-150-002 & 004; 114-180-002 & 004; 114-190-004; 114-250-006 & 007; 138-090-001, 002, 005, 010, 017, 022, 023, 024, 025 & 027; 138-100-019; 138-140-010, 011, 016, 017 & 022; 114-260-006 and portions of APNs: 114-240-003; 114-250-001, 002, 004, 008 & 009; 114-260-035.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves acquiring a CE on the land for wildlife conservation purposes and the transfer of an ownership interest in land to preserve open space.

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