Cascade Creek (Holmes) Property Acquisition

Summary

SCH Number
2019120497
Lead Agency
Coastal Conservancy, California State (California State Coastal Conservancy)
Document Title
Cascade Creek (Holmes) Property Acquisition
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/19/2019
Project Applicant
Save the Redwoods League
Present Land Use
The property is undeveloped, except for prior logging, and is in a natural condition, currently provides habitat for rare, endangered, and unique species.

Document Description
The proposed acquisition of the property is categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Section 15325, as a transfer of ownership of land to preserve open space and habitat. Section 15325(a) states that this exemption includes the acquisition of land to preserve existing natural conditions, including plant and animal habitats. Once acquired the property will be protected from human impact and potential development that could damage sensitive natural resources

Contact Information
Hilary Walecka
Coastal Conservancy
1515 Clay St. 10th flr
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone : (510) 286-7029
hilary.walecka@scc.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Santa Cruz
Regions
Northern California Unincorporated
Total Acres
554
Parcel #
057-051-05 and 057-051-06
Waterways
Cascade Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15325
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed acquisition of the property is categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to Title 14 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) Section 15325, as a transfer of ownership of land to preserve open space and habitat. Section 15325(a) states that this exemption includes the acquisition of land to preserve existing natural conditions, including plant and animal habitats. The property, which is undeveloped, except for prior logging, and is in a natural condition, currently provides habitat for rare, endangered, and unique species, and once acquired the property will be protected from human impact and potential development that could damage sensitive natural resources.
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