Grassland Conversion in Willow Creek and Goat Rock Units to Sonoma Coast State Park

Summary

SCH Number
2017118132
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Grassland Conversion in Willow Creek and Goat Rock Units to Sonoma Coast State Park
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Remove seedlings, saplings, pole trees, and shrubs from medium and high priority grasslands in Sonoma Coast State Park in order to preserve medium and high priority grassland habitat. The goal is to treat 158 acres of high priority grassland and 2160 acres of medium priority grassland over 10 years. 60 to 120 acre areas will be treated annually in October through December. Mechanically removed materials will be either scattered and left to decompose, piled for decomposition, or piled for burning depending on location and conditions.

Contact Information
Roy McNamee
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Sonoma Mendocino Coast District 25381 Steelhead Boulevard
Duncans Mills, CA 95430

(916) 985-8521

Location

Counties
Sonoma
Other Location Info
Sonoma Coast State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor public alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes and is included as "Resource Management Projects" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR section 15300.4.
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