Proposed purchase of the Peninsula Open Space Trust Gordon Ridge Property

Summary

SCH Number
2020050049
Lead Agency
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Document Title
Proposed purchase of the Peninsula Open Space Trust Gordon Ridge Property
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/4/2020
Project Applicant
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District

Document Description
On April 22,2020, the Midpeninsula Open Space District's Board of Directors determined at a regularly scheduled meeting that the recommended actions to purchase the Property as an addition to the Tunitas Creek Open Space Preserve and adopt the Preliminary Use and Management Plan as set out in the staff report of that date will not have an impact on the environment and are categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act.

Contact Information
Elish Ryan
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
330 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA 94022

Phone : (650) 691-1200

Location

Cities
San Gregorio
Counties
San Mateo
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
811 La Honda Road
Parcel #
081-040-010, 081-022-010, 081-022-020

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301 & Section 15325
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15301 exempts the operation, repair, maintenance, permitting, leasing, licensing, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond the existing uses. The Preliminary Use and Management Plan approved for the project will maintain the Property as status quo with no expansion or changes to its existing uses as agricultural and open space lands, complying with the District's adopted Resource Management Policies, Integrated Pest Management Program Guidance Manual, Best Management Practices, and regulatory permits issued to the District as applicable, in the interim between the purchase and the completion of a future long-term plan. The Preliminary Use and Management Plan includes minor erosion control work as necessary and minor natural resource management activities. Section 15325 (a) acquisition or transfer of ownership to preserve existing natural conditions. including plant and animal habitats, (b) acquisition or transfer of ownership to allow continued agricultural uses, and (f) acquisition or transfer of ownership to preserve open space. The proposed acquisition will transfer fee ownership of the Property to the District to ensure that these lands will be preserved in their existing natural condition, allow continued agricultural uses, preserve open space, and incorporate the Property into the District's Tunitas Creek Open Space Preserve.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020050049_Peninsula Open Space Trust NOE   PDF 1442 K

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