Pacific Shores Acquisition Program


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Pacific Shores Acquisition Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of Exemption for proposed acquisition of parcels within and adjacent to the Pacific Shore Subdivision, Del Norte County, for the purposes of natural resource protection; habitat preservation, restoration and enhancement, cultural resource preservation and public access that is compatible with those purposes.

Contact Information

Karyn Gear
Agency Name
Coastal Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Patty McCleary
Agency Name
Smith River Alliance, Inc.
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Del Norte
Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
multiple street addresses within the Pacific Shores Subdivision
Total Acres
Parcel #
adjacent to Lakes Earl & Talawa and the Pacific Ocean
Other Location Info
lat/long coordinates are the approximate centerpoint of the subdivision

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15316, 15313, and 15325
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed acquisition of property in and adjacent to the Pacific Shores Subdivision is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act under several sections of the CEQA Guidelines at Cal. Code of Regulations title 14. 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. 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 habitat, and section 15325 as a transfer of an interest in land to preserve open space and habitat. The acquisitions will protect the natural resources of the property for open space and habitat conservation and will allow restoration and enhancement of natural conditions.
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