Anza-Borrego Land Acquisition ABF Land Transfer 2022 (ABDSP 240)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Anza-Borrego Land Acquisition ABF Land Transfer 2022 (ABDSP 240)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will transfer ownership of approximately 3,156 acres in approximately 86 parcels from the Anza-Borrego Foundation (ABF) and potentially approximately 640 acres in one parcel from a private seller to be added to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park (ABDSP) for permanent protection of these precious lands in perpetuity and for the benefit of the people of California. The project involves no development, no ground disturbance, and no changes to land use. Many of the ABF parcels have been managed by California State Parks under a continuously updated lease agreement first executed April 25, 2014.

Contact Information

Ray Lennox
Agency Name
California State Parks - Colorado Desert District
Job Title
District Superintendent I
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Riverside, San Diego
Southern California, Statewide
Other Information
See attached map

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 16, 25 Section: 15316, 15325
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impact to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA §15300.2. If the project is implemented as indicated within the project description including comments provided by CDPR staff, then it is exempt under CEQA §15316 – Transfer of Ownership of Land and §15325 –Transfer of Ownership of Interest in Land to Preserve Existing Natural Conditions and Historical Resources. The action falls under the Departmental List of Exempt activities according to CEQA §15300.4 as: • Transfer of Ownership of Lane in Order to Create Parks (Class 16, Section 15316); and • “Transfers of Ownership of Interest in Lands to Preserve Existing Natural Conditions and Historical Resources (Class 25, Section 15325)
County Clerks
Riverside, San Diego


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