Coastal Prairie Habitat Restoration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Coastal Prairie Habitat Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Implement coastal prairie restorative treatments in Mendocino County coastal State Park units to reduce invasive species competition and increase native forb diversity to improve coastal prairie habitat. Proposed treatments will include mowing, rotational grazing and prescription burning. The project prioritizes treatment locations based upon conservation value and may expand beyond high priority sites as funding becomes available. Mowing is the primary treatment methodology, as it is logistically simple and flexible by adjusting area and mowing height for avoidance and/or spot treatments. Rotational grazing may be implemented, if a park unit can support operations and has a continuous treatment area of more than 20 acres. Prescription burning may occur following the completion of a burn plan for each individual park unit.

Contact Information

William Maslach
Agency Name
California State Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Senior Park and Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Fort Bragg
Northern California
Cross Streets
N Hwy 1
State Highways
North Coast Hwy 1
Other Information
Jug Handle State Natural Reserve, MacKerricker State Park, Manchester State Park, Mendocino Headlands State Park, Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park, Russian Gulch State Park and Van Damme State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1, 4 Sections: 15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, maintenance or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels, and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes and is listed as “Prescribed burns to maintain native vegetation,” “Prescribed burns to restore native vegetation, reduce fuel loads, and control invasive exotic or alien species” and “Resource management projects” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.


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