Noxious Weed Eradication and Control in Mendocino County, CA


SCH Number
Public Agency
Mendocino County
Document Title
Noxious Weed Eradication and Control in Mendocino County, CA
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project is part of a pre-existing program to maintain, restore, enhance and protect the environment through the county and state regulatory process. The program works to prevent the displacement of native plant species and the degradation of habitat by the spread of non- native, invasive noxious weed species as defined by the California Food and Agricultural Code and the California Code of Regulations. All applications of control method are limited to the noxious weeds with minimal disruption to native plants immediately adjacent or living amidst the noxious weeds. The goal of this project is to improve the health of ag land, forest land, and the watershed as a whole within Caspar CA, by eradicating California Department of Food and Agriculture A, B and C-rated noxious weeds, primarily Gorse. This project will: 1) reduce the threat and impact of wildfires; 2) improve water quality; 3) promote native biodiversity; 4) restore and preserve working agricultural landscapes, and 5) enhance open space. The target weed, Gorse, spreads aggressively, excludes native plants and animals, disrupts agricultural and ecological functions and limits recreational opportunities. Gorse is an extremely aggressive invader that has extensive root systems and the ability to produce massive amounts of seeds. The seeds of this plant can live for over 30 years.

Contact Information

Jim Donnelly
Agency Name
Agricultural Comissioner/ Sealer of Weights and Measures
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Parcel #
118-050-28, -30, -18; 118-020-07, -28, -18, -10, -30, 13; 118-040-13, 12; 118-010-29; 118-030-01
Other Location Info
The project will take place on the following list of properties as well as any spot gorse removal required on parcels located between Gibney Lane to the north and Road 409 to the south and from the ocean to Morand Drive in east Caspar. 15200 Caspar Road (APN 118-050-28) 15455 Caspar Road (APN 118-020-07) 15450 Caspar Road (APN 118-020-28) 15125 Seadrift Ave (APN 118-040-13) 45281 Caspar Point Road (APN 118-010-29) 15167 Seadrift Ave (APN 118-040-12) 15405 Caspar Road (APN 118-020-18) 15275 Caspar Road (APN 118-020-10) 15101 Caspar Road (APN 118-050-30) 15401 N Highway One (APN 118-020-30) 44926 Morand Drive (APN 118-030-01) 15301 N Highway One (APN 118-020-13) 15201 N Highway One (APN 118-050-18)

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 8, Action by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of the Environment CEQA guidelines 15308
Reasons for Exemption
The projects implement actions performed by regulatory agencies, to maintain, restore or enhance the environment where the regulatory process includes procedures to protect the environment. Failure to perform these projects will have the adverse effect of displacing native vegetation by invasive plants intrusion and thus degrading animal habitat by allowing the spread of noxious weeds and increasing risks from wildfires. This is an integrated weed management program. It includes education, prevention, physical and mechanical removal, herbicides, cultural methods and general land management practices to eradicate and manage A, B, C rated weed pests.
County Clerk


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