San Diego Audubon Sanctuary Fuels Reduction Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
San Diego Audubon Sanctuary Fuels Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of reducing invasive vegetative fuel and restoring native fire-resistant plants at Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve and Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary in San Diego County. Tasks include removal of high-fire-risk invasive plants, removal of vegetation around structures, and pruning and thinning to create defensible spaces. Additionally, San Diego Audubon Society will propagate native shrubs and annuals as well as educate the public on native fire-resistant plants they can plant in their own yards.

Contact Information

Bryce Diana Pero
Agency Name
California State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Lakeside, Vista
San Diego
Southern California
Other Location Info
Anstine-Audubon Nature Preserve in Vista and Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary in Lakeside

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR Section 15304, 14 CCR Section 15304, and Section 15269
Reasons for Exemption
The 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, including fuel management activities within 30-100 feet of structures. 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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