Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve American Unit Fence Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW)
Document Title
Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve American Unit Fence Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Carrizo Plains Ecological Reserve American Unit Fence Project consists of replacing three miles of barbed-wire fence along Sprague Hill Road on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) property boundary, constructing one mile of new fence and two gates at existing dirt roads along Soda Lake Road, and removing approximately two miles of fence south of Soda Lake Road on the boundaries of Section 24. The new fence along Soda Lake Road will close a gap between existing roadside fences fronting Bureau of Land Management property and allow the removal of fences that are hazards to pronghorn and tule elk. All new fences will be four-strand wire fence, specifically designed for wildlife passage.

Contact Information

Dave Hacker
Agency Name
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Sr. Environmental Scientist Supervisor
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
Southern California
Other Location Info
The project is located along one mile of Soda Lake Road and three miles of Sprague Hill Road in the Carrizo Plains area of San Luis Obispo County, in the N ½ Section 24, and along the western boundaries of Sections 16, 21, and 28, T31S R19E, Mount Diablo Baseline and Meridian, on the Chimineas Ranch USGS 7.5’ quadrangle map.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project involve minor alterations and no expansion of use of the existing facilities. The Sprague Hill Road portion is replacement in-place, and the Soda Lake Road portion is a relocation of fence lines to better facilitate wildlife habitat management and protection, and to reduce wildfire risk.


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