Baxter Ranch Conservation Easement

Summary

SCH Number
2011068063
Lead Agency
Planning and Research, Office of (Office of Planning and Research)
Document Title
Baxter Ranch Conservation Easement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

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
Wildlife Conservation Board
1807 13th Street, Suite 103
Sacramento, CA 95811-7137

916 445 0137

Location

Counties
Sonoma
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
S:15313,15325;C13,25
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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