Smithneck Creek Wildlife Area, Expansion 1 (Mello)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Wildlife Conservation Board (California Wildlife Conservation Board)
Document Title
Smithneck Creek Wildlife Area, Expansion 1 (Mello)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Wildlife Conservation Board

Document Description
Acquisition of 976± acres of land by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) for the protection of deer and mountain lion habitat, increased protection of regional wildlife habitat corridors, and to provide potential future wildlife-oriented public-use opportunities as an expansion of CDFW’s Smithneck Creek Wildlife Area.

Contact Information
John P. Donnelly
Wildlife Conservation Board
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 99244-2090

Phone : (916) 445-0137


Other Location Info
Located on the east side of the Smithneck Road, 1.5± miles south of the City of Loyalton, Sierra County, California. APN Nos. 016-090-016 and 016-090-019.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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
2020050432_2019043_NOE_Smithneck_HC_SJS   PDF 432 K

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