City of El Cerrito Wildfire Planning Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
City of El Cerrito Wildfire Planning Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of exemption for Coastal Conservancy approval of grant funding. The City of El Cerrito’s Wildfire Planning Project will develop a comprehensive Fire Resilience and Forest Conservation Management Plan for the El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area (HNA). The Management Plan will identify critical resource areas and provide guidance for the City’s fire fuel reduction, native forest conservation, and maintenance activities within the El Cerrito HNA. Additionally, the Management Plan will address emergency access and public recreation in the HNA by evaluating potential access improvements and enhancements to the trail network that connects natural features, schools, and other community assets, including development of a preliminary plan for potential expansion of the existing trail system. The project includes preparation of a CEQA document for the Management Plan.

Contact Information

Sara L Haugen
Agency Name
State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Cerrito
Contra Costa
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Open space between Portrero Ave and Moeser Lane
Other Location Info
El Cerrito Hillside Natural Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR Section 15262 (Feasibility and Planning Studies)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is statutorily exempt under 14 CCR Section 15262 (Feasibility and Planning Studies) because it involves development of a management plan and related CEQA documentation for possible future actions that have not been funded or approved.
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