Smithneck Creek Wildlife Area, Expansion 1 (Mello)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Smithneck Creek Wildlife Area, Expansion 1 (Mello)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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
Agency Name
Wildlife Conservation Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Wildlife Conservation Board
Contact Types
Project Applicant


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.


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