Ormond Beach Initial Restoration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Ormond Beach Initial Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The State Coastal Conservancy hereby authorizes a grant of an amount not to exceed one million two hundred ninety three dollars ($1,000,294), of which $967,114 was awarded to the Conservancy by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) through its National Coastal Wetlands Conservation (NCWC) Grant program, to The Nature Conservancy to implement initial restoration efforts at the Ormond Beach wetlands complex in the City of Oxnard, Ventura County. The project will treat 334 acres of coastal wetlands and fence 150 acres of endangered species habitat. The Nature Conservancy (TNC), the City of Oxnard (City) and the Conservancy (collectively, the project partners) have been working for decades to protect the Ormond Beach wetlands complex. The proposed project is an interim step toward restoration of the 650-acre wetlands complex which plans for full restoration and public access.

Contact Information

Christopher Kroll
Agency Name
State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
Project Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Parties Undertaking Project


Southern California
Cross Streets
End of Arnold Road
Total Acres
State Highways
State Highway 1

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code section 2180.56
Reasons for Exemption
The Project meets all of the following conditions: (1) the Project is exclusively to conserve, restore, protect, or enhance, and assist in the recovery of California native fish and wildlife, and the habitat upon which they depend; or is exclusively to restore or provide habitat for California native fish and wildlife; (2) the Project may have public benefits incidental to the Project’s fundamental purpose; (3) the Project will result in long-term net benefits to climate resiliency, biodiversity, and sensitive species recovery; and includes procedures and ongoing management for the protection of the environment; and (4) Project construction activities are solely related to habitat restoration.
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