Templeton Farms Estate Donation to UC Davis Center of Equine Health


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California, Davis
Document Title
Templeton Farms Estate Donation to UC Davis Center of Equine Health
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
UC Davis accepted the donation of Templeton Farms, a 52-acre horse training and breeding facility in Templeton, CA. UC Davis Real Estate Services conducted due diligence including an Environmental Site Assessment Phase 1, Seismic analysis, and a full property condition assessment (including wells, buildings, and ADA) prior to acquiring the property. UC Davis will continue current operations at Templeton Farms as a horse training and boarding facility and will add veterinary services at the site. The property transferred to UC Davis in December, 2021.

Contact Information

Matt Dulcich
Agency Name
University of California, Davis
Job Title
Director of Environmental Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


San Luis Obispo
Southern California
Cross Streets
Templeton Road
State Highways

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class1, 15301
Reasons for Exemption
On a separate and independent basis, the proposed activity is exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Existing Facilities because no modification or renovations are planned as part of the real estate transaction. Future improvement or renovations, if proposed, will be covered under a separate CEQA determination. The property is not included in the campus boundary and is not part of the UC Davis 2018 LRDP.

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
15061 (b) (3)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed activity is exempt under the common sense exemption pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15061(b)(3), which states that CEQA does not apply where it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the activity in question may have a significant effect on the environment. The University’s acceptance of the Property will have no impact on the environment.


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