LandSmart Grazing Program for Community Resilience at OAEC / Two Sisters / Mighty Arrow Ranch


SCH Number
Public Agency
Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District (GRRCD)
Document Title
LandSmart Grazing Program for Community Resilience at OAEC / Two Sisters / Mighty Arrow Ranch
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The proposed project will utilize contracted prescribed herbivory crews to reduce vegetation fuels on the OAEC, Two Sisters, and Mighty Arrow Ranch properties. The Project site includes a total of approximately 26.34 acres of non-native shrub and California Annual and Perennial Grassland landscape. A mixture of prescribed herbivory, hand work, and adaptive management will be employed in the project area. The removal of this woody vegetation is necessary to improve overall health and vigor of the project area. Shrubs and vines are that are considered invasive, or undesirable will be removed. Target nonnative shrubs shall be cut flush with the ground surface, resulting in a stump that is no more than two inches in height. No grubbing of root systems or any other type of soil disturbance shall occur as part of these activities. Miscellaneous debris can be left on the ground as long as it does not impact the growth of native vegetation and/or does not impact land management.

Contact Information

William Hart
Agency Name
Gold Ridge Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Occidental, Sebastopol
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Timber Lane
Total Acres
Parcel #
074-160-034, 074-160-045, 074-160-046
State Highways
Bohemian Highway, Highway 1
Salmon Creek Middle School
Dutch Bill Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Fuel management activities within 30 feet of structures to reduce the volume of flammable vegetation, provided that the activities will not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species or significant erosion and sedimentation of surface waters.This exemption shall apply to fuel management activities within 100 feet of a structure if the public agency having fire protection responsibility for the area has determined that 100 feet of fuel clearance is required due to extra hazardous fire conditions.
County Clerk


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