Cambria Reserves Restoration and Vegetation Treatment Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2019012052
Lead Agency
Upper Salinas - Las Tablas Resource Conservation District (RCD)
Document Title
Cambria Reserves Restoration and Vegetation Treatment Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
5/1/2023
Document Description
The Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District (US-LTRCD), in partnership with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW), is proposing vegetation treatments on up to 291 acres of land in San Luis Obispo County. The treatment area is comprised of up to 187 acres of land within the University of California Natural Reserve System’s Kenneth S. Norris Rancho Marino Reserve (RMR) and 104 acres of land within the Cambria Pines Ecological Reserve (CPER). The project would involve vegetation treatments consistent with Coastal Vegetation Treatment Standards and the objectives of the California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP). US-LTRCD, in partnership with CDFW, has prepared a Project-Specific Analysis (PSA) for the project as a later activity covered by the CalVTP Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR). Proposed treatments at RMR and CPER are considered a single project under CEQA. CDFW is implementing treatments on CPER and US-LTRCD is implementing treatments on RMR. The proposed treatment type within CPER is ecological restoration (up to 104 acres). Proposed treatment activities are prescribed burning, mechanical treatments, manual treatments, and herbicide application. Vegetation may be left on-site or burned on-site in the form of broadcast burning, pile burning, or using specialized biomass processing technologies (e.g., air curtain burner, carbonator). Treatment maintenance could be ongoing and continuous within CPER, as needed, using the same treatment types and activities as the initial treatment. Treatment crews on-site would range in size depending on the treatment activity, from one- to five-person crews for herbicide treatments to up to 45 workers for prescribed burns. Although there is the potential for prescribed burning to occur during nighttime and weekend hours, all manual, mechanical, and herbicide treatment activities and associated equipment use would be limited to daytime hours. Treatments would begin in 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter, as resources are available to implement the initial treatment and ongoing maintenance.

Contact Information

Name
David Hacker
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist (Wildlife)Supervisory
Contact Types
Responsible Agency

Location

Counties
San Luis Obispo
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
Rancho Marino Reserve and Cambria Pines Ecological Reserve, San Luis Obispo County

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CDFW
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
San Luis Obispo
Final Environmental Document Available at
CDFW, 3196 South Higuera St., Suite A, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (Project Specific Analysis)
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination

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