Santa Rita Ranch Acquisition and Flow Enhancement


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Wildlife Conservation Board (California Wildlife Conservation Board)
Document Title
Santa Rita Ranch Acquisition and Flow Enhancement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Land Conservancy of San Luis Obispo County (Land Conservancy) will acquire 1,715± acres of land and associated water rights in the headwaters of Santa Rita Creek, tributary to the upper Salinas River watershed. The Land Conservancy will permanently protect this land as a publicly accessible open space preserve, file a California Water Code section 1707 petition with the State Water Resources Control Board for a permissive instream dedication on the entirety of the water rights (234 acre-feet), and execute a 20-year forbearance agreement with an appropriate third party that defines the terms and conditions of the instream dedication.

Contact Information
John P. Donnelly
Department of Fish and Wildlife WILDLIFE CONSERVATION BOARD
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

Phone : (916) 445-0137


San Luis Obispo
Cross Streets
1,715± acres of land located at 3520 Old Creek Rd, Templeton, CA 93465

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15313, Class 13; Section 15325, Class 25; Section 15304, Class 4; Section 15301, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves the acquisition of land for fish and wildlife conservation purposes and the transfer of ownership interest in land to preserve open space and habitat; minor alterations in the condition of land and water; and operation, repair, maintenance, and minor alteration of existing facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use for maintenance of stream flows to protect fish and wildlife resources.


Notice of Exemption
2020040054_2020031_Santa_Rita_Ranch_NOE   PDF 117 K

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