Removal of Non-native Century Plants at Guy Fleming Trailhead (21/22-SD-03)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Removal of Non-native Century Plants at Guy Fleming Trailhead (21/22-SD-03)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will map and remove nonnative century plants (Agave americana) located at the Guy Fleming Trail trailhead in the Ellen Browning Scripps Natural Preserve at Torrey Pines SNR (Figure 1). The purpose of the project is to prevent further spread of this nonnative invasive species within coastal sage scrub, thereby maintaining the quality of nesting and foraging habitat for coastal California gnatcatcher (Polioptila californica californica). Approximately ten mature century plants located near the trailhead signs (Figures 2-4) will be photographed and cut down to the base. The aboveground portions of the century plants will be removed from the site without disturbing the soil. Each century plant stump will be treated with a systemic herbicide by Natural Resources staff. Work will take place outside of bird breeding season. Cultural monitors may be required.

Contact Information

Marya Ahmad
Agency Name
CDPR - San Diego Coast District
Job Title
District Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


La Jolla
San Diego
Southern California
Other Location Info
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 4 Section: 15304
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impact to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA §15300.4. If the project is implemented as indicated within the CDPR Project Evaluation Form, then it is exempt under CEQA §15304–Minor Alterations to Land. The action falls under the Departmental List of Exempt activities according to CEQA §15300.4 as Class 4: Section 15304: • “Resource management projects”
County Clerk
San Diego


Notice of Exemption

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