Montecito Ranch


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish and Wildlife (Headquarters), Habitat Conservation Planning Branch - Sacramento (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Habitat Conservation Planning )
Document Title
Montecito Ranch
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)

Document Description
The purpose of the project is to acquire approximately 955± acres of land to protect coastal sage scrub, grasslands, chaparral, woodland, and vernal pools that provide habitat for the federally endangered Stephen’s Kangaroo rat and other sensitive species.

Contact Information
John P. Donnelly
Department of Fish and Wildlife Wildlife Conservation Board
P. O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94420-2090

Phone : (916) 445-0137


San Diego
Other Location Info
South of State Route 78, North and West of Montecito Way, Community of Ramona, Unincorporated County of San Diego. APNs: 279-071-26; 279-072-01 thru 18, 27 thru 34; 279-093-10, 37, 38; 280-010-03, 08, 09; 280-030-04 thru 06, 10, 15, 24, 25; 280 031-01 thru 07; 281-521-01 thru 03.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15313, Class 13 and Section 15325, Class 25
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves the acquisition of land for wildlife conservation purposes and the transfer of an ownership interest in land to preserve open space and habitat, including plant or animal habitats.


Notice of Exemption
2020020583_NOE_Montecito Ranch, 2018114   PDF 212 K

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