Wildfire Resilience at Sonoma County Regional Parks Shiloh Ranch and Taylor Mountain


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Wildfire Resilience at Sonoma County Regional Parks Shiloh Ranch and Taylor Mountain
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Sonoma County Regional Parks will conduct wildfire resilience activities consisting of shaded fuel breaks at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park in Windsor and prescribed grazing at Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve in Santa Rosa. The work at Shiloh Ranch Regional Park includes treatment and maintenance of recently burned areas while the work at Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve will involve installing the infrastructure needed to implement prescribed grazing in target areas.

Contact Information

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

Hattie Brown
Agency Name
Sonoma County Regional Parks
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Rosa, Windsor
San Francisco Bay Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15269, 15304, 15301, and 15303
Reasons for Exemption
All components of the proposed project are 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 15269, 15304, 15301, and 15303. 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. 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 15303 (Small Structures) exempts construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; installation of small new equipment and facilities in small structures; and the conversion of existing small structures from one use to another where only minor modifications are made in the exterior of the structure. The water development activities to be undertaken at Taylor Mountain are consistent with this section.
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