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
5/3/2023
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. US-LTRCD is implementing treatments on RMR and CDFW is implementing treatments on CPER. Proposed treatment types within RMR are ecological restoration (up to 170 acres) and shaded fuel break (up to 17 acres) treatments. Proposed treatment activities are prescribed burning, manual treatments, mechanical treatments, and herbicide application. Biomass disposal would occur through lop and scatter and pile burning or specialized biomass processing technologies (e.g., air curtain burner, carbonator) where appropriate. Treatment maintenance could be ongoing and continuous within RMR, 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
Spencer Gordon
Agency Name
Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project

Location

Cities
Cambria
Counties
San Luis Obispo
Regions
Southern California
Cross Streets
Randall Road x Ardath dr. as well as Main st x Santa Rosa Creek rd.
Zip
93428
Total Acres
up to 291
State Highways
Highway 1
Waterways
Strawberry Creek, Santa Rosa Creek

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Upper Salinas-Las Tablas Resource Conservation District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
San Luis Obispo
Final Environmental Document Available at
https://www.us-ltrcd.org

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
Yes
(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

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