Coastal Prairie Enhancement Pilot Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Coastal Prairie Enhancement Pilot Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Conduct a pilot study to the test effects of grazing and mowing in enhancing habitat for the federally endangered Behren's silverspot butterfly on coastal prairies at Manchester State Park. Study will consist of one <20 acre grazed plot using goats and sheep, one <10 acre mowed plot using a tractor mower, and two approximate 10 acre non-treated control plots. Grazing will occur on two separate occasions, each for less than 7 days; mowing will occur once. Grazing animals will be contained to treatment plot using portable fencing. Plant surveys will be completed before and after treatments on all plots. Project is funded through a US Fish and Wildlife Service Grant.

Contact Information

Renee Pasquinelli
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Information
Manchester State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304,15306 C:4,6
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor alterations in the condition of public land and vegetation which does not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, and information collection in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR §15300.4.

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