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.
lat/longs represent approximate center point of the Jenner Headlands Preserve
Notice of Exemption
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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.