Exchange and transfer of multiple California Tahoe Conservancy lands with City of South Lake Tahoe


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Tahoe Conservancy
Document Title
Exchange and transfer of multiple California Tahoe Conservancy lands with City of South Lake Tahoe
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Tahoe Conservancy (Conservancy) and the City of South Lake Tahoe (City) are pursuing the land exchange to consolidate property ownership, improve land management efficiencies, and provide public benefits. The exchange results in the City acquiring approximately 7.3 acres, consisting of public lakefront recreation land next to the City’s El Dorado Beach, various parcels with existing City storm water facilities, and parcels next to City lands. The Exchange also results in the Conservancy acquiring approximately 180 acres of environmentally sensitive land along Trout Creek and Cold Creek and next to other Conservancy lands.

Contact Information

Aimee Rutledge
Agency Name
California Tahoe Conservancy
Job Title
Staff Services Manager I (Specialist)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Citywide, Northern California
Total Acres
187.3 acres
Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, section 15301; and Class 25, section 15325; and section 15061
Reasons for Exemption
The land exchange is categorically exempt from CEQA pursuant to sections 15325 and 15301 of the CEQA Guidelines. Section 15325 exempts transfers of ownership in land to preserve open space, habitat, or historical resources, and includes transfers that will preserve or restore natural conditions and preserve lands for park purposes. Section 15301 exempts the operation and maintenance of existing public or private structures, facilities, and topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of use, and includes maintenance of existing landscaping, native growth, and water supply reservoirs. The exchange will allow the Conservancy and City to more efficiently manage the subject parcels for open space and recreation purposes, operate existing storm water facilities, and manage historic or cultural resources. As the exchange is a change in ownership of real property that does not involve any new construction or change in the existing uses, and it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that it may have a significant effect on the environment, it is also exempt from CEQA pursuant to the “common sense” exemption in CEQA Guidelines 15061(b)(3). If a development project is proposed on any of the parcels included in the exchange in the future, the individual project would be subject to environmental review under CEQA once the scope of the project has been identified.
County Clerk
El Dorado


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