Moraga Orinda Fire District Grazing Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Moraga Orinda Fire District Grazing Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of Exemption for Conservancy approval of grant funding. The Moraga Orinda Fire District’s Grazing Project will provide a year-round prescribed grazing program at Painted Rock Preserve in Contra Costa County. In partnership with John Muir Land Trust, and local Moraga cattle ranchers, the Fire District will expand their current grazing program into a long-term, more sustainable version. The project includes purchase of necessary equipment, including fencing and corrals and water meter and line.

Contact Information

Vanessa Aczon
Agency Name
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Lafayette, Moraga
Contra Costa
San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
John Muir Land Trust Property at end of fire road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR Section 15303; Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt under 14 CCR Section 15303 (New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures) because it involves small improvements to land, including installation of fencing. The project is also categorically exempt under Section 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) because it involves minor alterations to the condition of vegetation through livestock grazing.
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