Jenner Headlands Preserve Fuels Reduction

Summary

SCH Number
2021060235
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Jenner Headlands Preserve Fuels Reduction
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/10/2021

Document Description
Notice of Exemption for Fuels Reduction and Vegetation Management on the Jenner Headlands Preserve, Jenner, Sonoma County. The Wildlands Conservancy will reduce wildlfire risk on the Jenner Headlands Preserve by managing vegetation in a previously established shaded fuel break, and by constructing fencing to provide for targeted grazing to reduce fine fuels.

Contact Information
Karyn Gear
North Coast Regional Manager, Coastal Conservancy
Lead/Public Agency
1515 Clay St, 10th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone : (510) 286-4171
karyn.gear@scc.ca.gov
Brook Edwards
The Wildlands Conservancy
Project Applicant
P.O. Box 94
Jenner, CA 95450

Phone : (707) 696-3263
Brook.e@twc-ca.org

Location

Coordinates
38°29'15.2"N 123°5'44.3"W
Counties
Sonoma
Regions
Northern California
Cross Streets
Highway 1 and Highway 116
Zip
95450
State Highways
Highway 1 and Highway 116
Other Information
lat/longs represent approximate center point of the Jenner Headlands Preserve

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304,15269
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project involves fuel load maintenance on 134 acres of previously established shaded fuel break, and construction of fencing to provide for grazing to reduce fine fuel loads on the Preserve. All components of the proposed project categorically and statutorily exempt from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to the CEQA Guidelines at California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Sections 15301, 15304, and 15269. Section 15304 (Minor Alterations) exempts projects that consist of minor alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes. Section 15301 (Existing Facilities) exempts projects that consist of operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alterations of existing structures, facilities, or topographical features, involving negligible expansion of existing or former use of the site. Such projects include, but are not limited to, management of existing landscaping or native growth. Section 15269 (Emergency Projects) exempts emergency projects, including: emergency repairs to serviced facilities necessary to maintain service essential to the public health, safety, or welfare, including those repairs that require a reasonable amount of planning to address and anticipated emergency; and specific actions necessary to prevent or mitigate an emergency.
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