San Luis Obispo County Vegetation Mapping Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
San Luis Obispo County Vegetation Mapping Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
California Native Plant Society (CNPS)’s San Luis Obispo County Vegetation Mapping Project will produce fine-scale vegetation maps that will help local agencies, resource managers, planners, and conservationists make targeted, informed decisions about wildfire risk and land management. Current data and vegetation maps are piecemeal and large data gaps remain county-wide. The project includes engagement with stakeholders, acquiring access permits, conducting ground truthing and sampling, and developing vegetation classification maps and associated reports. CNPS will host over 10 stakeholder meetings and develop an online public data portal for the project.

Contact Information

Irvin Tang
Agency Name
CA State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo
Southern California
Other Location Info
Vegetation Mapping of San Luis Obispo County high fire risk area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR Section 15306 (Information Collection)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt under 14 CCR Section 15306 (Information Collection) because it involves data collection and research activities that will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The project is also statutorily exempt under Section 15262 (Feasibility and Planning Studies) because it involves planning for possible future actions that have not been approved or funded.
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