Continued Implementation of Two Long-term Management Plans for the Rancho Cañada de Pala Preserve


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Document Title
Continued Implementation of Two Long-term Management Plans for the Rancho Cañada de Pala Preserve
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Undeveloped Ranchlands
Document Description
Santa Clara Valley Water District (Valley Water) is proposing a project to continue to implement two long-term management plans (LTMPs) for the Rancho Cañada de Pala Preserve (Preserve). The purpose of the LTMPs is to ensure the Preserve is monitored, maintained, and managed in a manner that preserves its conservation values. The LTMPs consist of biological resource management and monitoring, livestock grazing management, non-native plant species management, infrastructure and facilities maintenance, routine road maintenance activities, and site improvements for the Preserve. The LTMPs include construction of site improvements (e.g., bank repairs and retaining wall rehabilitations) as needed to further improve existing conditions and facilitate long-term management of the Preserve. Activities associated with the future site improvements could involve minor grading, excavation and fill, vegetation trimming, construction site isolation and staging, removal and replacement of degraded infrastructure. Typical equipment that may be used for future site improvements may include dump trucks, excavators, portable water tanks, power tools and hand crews and other construction equipment as needed.

Contact Information

Tiffany Chao
Agency Name
Santa Clara Valley Water District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Mt. Hamiton Road and Gunnwood Canyon Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
See other information box.
Other Location Info
All of Assessor Parcel Number 042-20-010 and portions of 627-22-011, 042-07-019, 042-07-021, 042-07-023, 042-07-024, 042-07-025, 042-07-026, 042-07-027, 042-07-028, 042-08-001, 041-07-022, and 042-07-019.

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Office of Historic Preservation, San Francisco Bay Conservation and Development Commission (BCDC), State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Site Improvements and Long-term Maintenance)
Local Actions
Long-term Management Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire


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