Butte Creek Meadows Working Forest Conservation Easement Acquisition Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Natural Resources Agency, California (California Natural Resources Agency)
Document Title
Butte Creek Meadows Working Forest Conservation Easement Acquisition Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Acquire approximately 3,434 acre conservation easement over the Butte Creek Ranch, private forestland, wet meadows and riparian habitats. Project will conserve 2,660 acres of productive mixed-conifer forests and 670 acres of wet meadow habitat. Sitting on the slope of Mt. Shasta, the property drains both into the McCloud River Watershed (one of the most pristine rivers in California and a major tributary to the Sacramento River), as well as into the Klamath River Basin, an important source of water for numerous aquatic and terrestrial special status species. The conservation easement will protect the property in perpetuity, preventing the breakup of the property or development of the ranch and secure a strategically important wildlife corridor connecting the Shasta-Trinity and the Klamath National Forests.

Contact Information
Penny Harding
California Natural Resources Agency
1416 9th Street, Suite 1311
Sacramento, CA 95814

Phone : (916) 651-7590



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15325, 15325 - Class 13, 25
Reasons for Exemption
Acquisition of a conservation easement for wildlife, habitat and historic resource conservation.

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