Miller Ranch Conservation Easement Acquisition - SNC 1432-LC


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Miller Ranch Conservation Easement Acquisition - SNC 1432-LC
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding for the Sierra Foothill Conservancy to purchase an 857+/- conservation easement on the Miller Ranch Property, 12 miles south of the town of Mariposa. Specific actions include completing a phase one environmental assessment report, baseline documentation report, long-term management plan, and a legal review of all acquisition documents. The conservation easement will assure that the property remains a working ranch landscape. The acquisition is within the Sierra Foothill Conservancy’s Mariposa Madera Focus Area, a landscape-scale conservation strategy creating a network of large foothill ranches.

Contact Information

Mary Akens
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Job Title
Legal Counsel
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Other Location Info
2761 Ben Hur Rd, Mariposa, CA 95338. APN 018-080-0060.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 17 Section 15317 Open Space Contract or Easements
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15317 Open Space Contract or Easements (Class 17) which consists of the establishment of agricultural preserves, the making and renewing of open space contracts under the Williamson Act, or the acceptance of easements or fee interests in order to maintain the open space character of the area. The project solely consists of the placement of a conservation easement on the property for the purpose of maintaining a working ranch landscape. SNC has independently reviewed the project and determined that no exception under Section 15300.2 applies.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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