Mill Bend Acquisition and Integrated Resource Management Plan

Summary

SCH Number
2020050106
Lead Agency
Coastal Conservancy, California State (California State Coastal Conservancy)
Document Title
Mill Bend Acquisition and Integrated Resource Management Plan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/5/2020
Project Applicant
Redwood Coast Land Conservancy
Present Land Use
vacant land

Document Description
Acquisition of 113 acres in Mendocino/Sonoma counties to protect wetlands, uplands and public access opportunities. Development of an integrated resource management plan for the property.

Contact Information
Lisa Ames
California State Coastal Conservancy
1515 Clay Street, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone : (510) 286-4166
Fax : (510) 286-0470
lisa.ames@scc.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
38°45'45"N 123°31'15.1"W
Cities
Gualala
Counties
Mendocino Sonoma
Regions
Northern California
Cross Streets
State Highway 1 and Gualala River
Zip
95445
Total Acres
113
Parcel #
Sonoma Co Assessor Parcel # 122-020-004 , Mendocino Co. Assessor Parcel #s 145, 261-0
State Highways
Highway 1
Waterways
Gualala River
Other Location Info
Property includes the estuary at the mouth of the Gualala river west of Highway 1 and uplands east of Highway 1

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15316, 15313,15325
Reasons for Exemption
First, to the extent the property will be used for public access and recreation, it is exempt pursuant to section 15316 as an acquisition of land in order to establish a park where the land is in a natural condition or contains historical or archaeological resources and the management plan for the park has not been prepared; the majority of the property being acquired is in a natural condition, and a portion of the land contains historical resources. There is no existing management plan. The project is also exempt under section 15313 as an acquisition of land for preservation of fish and wildlife, and section 15325 as a transfer of an interest in land to preserve open space and habitat. The acquisition will protect the natural resources of the property for open space and habitat conservation. The two existing structures that are used for research will continue to be used for environmental education and research related to conservation of the property’s natural resources.
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15262
Reasons for Exemption
The planning portion of the project is statutorily exempt under CEQA Guidelines section 15262, because preparation of the management plan will involve only feasibility or planning studies for possible future actions, which the Conservancy has not yet approved, adopted, or agreed to fund. As required by CEQA Guidelines section 15262, planning for this project will include consideration of environmental factors.
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