Wildfire Resilience at Spring Lake Regional Park


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Wildfire Resilience at Spring Lake Regional Park
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Sonoma County Water Agency will conduct wildfire resilience activities at Spring Lake Regional Park in Sonoma County. The project consists of vegetation management, including trimming and cutting by hand, removing, chipping, on-site mowing, and grazing activities using sheep and goats. These vegetation management techniques will be used in support of priority project types, including creating strategic fuel breaks and creating/maintaining defensible space near homes.

Contact Information

Virgilio Cuasay
Agency Name
California Coastal Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Jake Spaulding
Agency Name
Sonoma County Water Agency
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Rosa
San Francisco Bay Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304, 15269
Reasons for Exemption
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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