Peninsular Bighorn Sheep-Recovery Land Acquisition, Mesquite Ridge


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Peninsular Bighorn Sheep-Recovery Land Acquisition, Mesquite Ridge
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project involves a subgrant to Oswit Land Trust to acquire approximately 29± acres of core desert alluvial fan habitat that’s supports the protection and preservation of habitat linkages and corridors for the endangered Peninsular bighorn sheep and other threatened and endangered species covered under the Coachella Valley Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Communities Conservation Plan, located along the lower elevations of the San Jacinto mountains. WCB Project Tracker ID: 2021122.

Contact Information

John P. Donnelly
Agency Name
Wildlife Conservation Board
Job Title
Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Palm Springs
Southern California
Parcel #
513-300-046 and 513-300-048
Other Location Info
South Side of W. Mesquite Avenue, West of Belardo Road, City of Palm Springs, Riverside County, Portions of APNs 513-300-046 and 513-300-048

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15313, Class 13 and Section 15325, Class 25
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves the acquisition of land for wildlife conservation purposes and the transfer of an ownership interest in land to preserve open space and habitat, including plant or animal habitats.


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