Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Wherrit Forest Conservation Easement
NOE - Notice of Exemption
This project is for purchase of a conservation easement on private property. The purpose of the conservation easement can be summarized as permanent protection of the working forest property to ensure that it remain a working forest with no onversion to non-forest use and no subdivision occur at any time in the future, This purpose has the desired outcome of conserving dorest resources, soil resources, water resources, wildlife habitat, open space character and scenic viewshed qualities of the Property. The conservation easement for the Wherrit forest property is being purchased by the State of California, Cal-Fire with grant funds provided by the USFS Forest Legacy program (FLP) and the California Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund (GGRF). These state and federal programs have complimentary purposes of conserving working forest lands, soil and water resources, and wildlife habitat in California.