Santa Rosa Hills Acquisition


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Natural Resources Agency
Document Title
Santa Rosa Hills Acquisition
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will acquire 165.33 acres in unincorporated open space near the City of Hemet, Riverside County and within the Sao Jacinto Valley Area Plan of the Western Riverside County Multiple Species Habitat Conservation Plan. The project will protect in perpetuity, a foothill area of the San Jacinto Mountains, to prevent development and preserve Riverside sage scrub, coastal sage scrub, wetland, riparian woodland habitats, coast live oak woodland, and rocky outcroppings occupied by sensitive status species including coastal California gnatcatcher, San Diego horned lizard, southern California rufous-crowned sparrow, loggerhead shrike, Cooper's hawk, granite spiny lizard, turkey vulture, coyote, bobcat, and brush rabbit.

Contact Information

Larelle Burkham-Greydanus
Agency Name
California Natural Resources Agency
Job Title
EEM Lead Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
Total Acres
Parcel #
454-120-042; 454-190-001; 454-190-002; 454-190-003

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15325 Class 25; 15313 Class 13
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15325 Class 25: transfer of ownership of interests in land to preserve existing natural conditions and historical resources; requires no plan review. Section 15313 Class 13: Acquisition of lands for wildlife conservation purposes.


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