DUTCH BILL CREEK ACQUISITION

Summary

SCH Number
2020020292
Lead Agency
Sonoma County Regional Parks
Document Title
DUTCH BILL CREEK ACQUISITION
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/13/2020

Document Description
The project consists of the acquisition of properties from private property owners. The properties consist of a total of an estimated 515.45 acres including the eight Assessor Parcels listed above. The purpose of the acquisition is to preserve the land for park purposes, and protect the open space values of the property and plant and animal habitat. A park management plan has not yet been developed for the property. The Sonoma County Regional Parks Department will develop a park management plan prior to any substantial recreational improvements and the appropriate CEQA analysis will be conducted at that time. In the interim, the property will remain in its natural condition. The County will take actions consonant with the protecting intact resources and restoring any impacted natural resources on the property such as: debris removal and other site clean-up; repair or replacement of existing facilities such as fencing, gates, benches and trails; minor fuel management, habitat protection and restoration; and provision of interim public access to acquaint the public with the property. In accordance with Public Resources Code (PRC), Division 13, Chapter 2, §21080.28 (b) environmental review under CEQA will occur prior to approval of any project that would make physical changes to the land . The acquisition of the property to preserve this opportunity will benefit the general public.

Contact Information
Laura Saunders
Sonoma County Regional Parks
2300 County Center Drive, Suite 120A
Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Phone : (707) 565-8036
laura.saunders@sonoma-county.org

Location

Cities
Monte Rio
Counties
Sonoma
Cross Streets
Bohemian Highway and Main Street
Zip
95462
Total Acres
515.45
Parcel #
096-010-003, 096-010-008, 096-010-010, 096-020-003, 096030-004, 096-040-005, 096-050-007, 096-08
State Highways
Bohemian Highway
Railways
No railways are within 2 miles
Airports
Not Applicable
Schools
Monte Rio Union School is across the river about 3.4 miles away.
Waterways
Dutch Bill Creek, The Russian River
Township
7N
Range
10W
Section
18 17
Base
M
Other Location Info
8610 Main Street, Monte Rio CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC §21080.28 (a)(1)(F) and (a)(1)(A)
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to, §21080.28(a) the acquisition of this property is exempt from CEQA because the purpose of the acquisition and granting of a conservation easement is to preserve the land for park purposes as specified in subsection (a)(1)(F) while restoring the natural condition of the property including plant and animal habitats and preservation of open space per subsection (a)(1)(A).

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
DBC Acquisition NOE rem   PDF 654 K

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