Pacific Union College Forest Conservation Easement

Summary

SCH Number
2018088531
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
Pacific Union College Forest Conservation Easement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
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 (1) it remain a working forest with no conversion to non-forest use and (2) no subdivision occur at any time in the future. This purpose has the desired outcome of conserving forest resources, soil resources, water resources, wildlife habitat, open space character, and scenic viewshed qualities of the Property. The conservation easement for the Pacific Union College forest property is being purchased by the State of California, CAL FIRE with grant funds provided by the California Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund.

Contact Information
Stewart McMorrow
Cal Fire
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

(530) 379-5085

Location

Counties
Napa
Township
9N
Range
5W
Section
32-34
Other Location Info
Near the town of Angwin, CA
Other Information
T 8N, R 5W, Section 3-8 & 10

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
C:17,15 S:15301 , 15303 ,15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt pursuant to CEQA Categorical Exemptions: Class 17 (Open Space Contacts or Easements) and Class 25 (Transfer of Ownership of Interest in Land to Preserve Existing Natural Conditions and Historical Resources). Class 17 consists of the establishment of agricultural reserves, the making and renewing of open space contacts under the Williamson Act, or acceptance of easements or fee interest in order to maintain the open character of the area. Class 25 consist of transfers of ownership in interests in land in order to preserve existing natural conditions and historical resources. Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a NOE for this project. The department has concluded that no significant environmental impacts would occur. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE's headquarters at 1416 9th Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.
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