Garland Ranch Wildfire Resilience Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Garland Ranch Wildfire Resilience Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Monterey Peninsula Regional Park District’s Garland Ranch Wildfire Resilience Project will work to reduce the fire risk in Garland Ranch Regional Park and the Carmel Valley through a combination of fuel reduction, data collection, and community outreach. The project includes the following: 1) thinning of approximately 11 acres of invasive flammable eucalyptus in Garland Ranch Regional Park; 2) creation of an approximately 6.2 acre shaded fuel break as a defensible space in Garland Ranch Regional Park less than one mile from Carmel Valley Road and Carmel Valley Village; 3) implementation of ongoing spot-treatment and grazing to maintain treated areas in the park; 4) hiring of a technical specialist, such as a GIS consultant, to collect data and execute GIS mapping recommendations for alternate evacuation routes, safer fire retardant drop zones, additional fuel reduction sites, and/or potential habitat restoration sites; and 5) facilitation of community outreach through in-person meetings, online updates, and educational signage.

Contact Information

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


Northern California
Total Acres
Other Location Info
Garland Ranch Regional Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR Section 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is categorically exempt under 14 CCR Section 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) because the project involves minor alterations in the condition of vegetation without the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. The project is also exempt under Section 15301 (Existing Facilities), because it involves maintenance of existing landscaping and native growth, and Section 15269 (Emergency Projects), because it involves fuel management activities necessary to prevent catastrophic wildfire.
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