North Bay Forest Improvement Program -- Olive Ridge Ranch


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sonoma Resource Conservation District
Document Title
North Bay Forest Improvement Program -- Olive Ridge Ranch
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will take place on 21-acres of the 60-acre property that includes several home sites, an olive grove, and a vineyard. VTreatments will target 300 to 800 trees per acre under 4” DBH and spaced at least 10 feet from each other as well as 100-300 trees per acre ranging 4-8” DBH. Other treatments include understory removal and ladder fuel reduction. Slash generated from these treatments will be piled for habitat or later burning; or, slash will be piled then chipped or masticated to reduce pest and fire risk. Some trees larger than 12”DBH may be treated, but these trees shall be limited to those determined to be dying or an imminent hazard. Operational limitations for watercourses shall include a no operation buffer without clearance from a qualified Registered Professional Forester or qualified biologist determining non-presence of species listed under the Federal or State Endangered Species Act.

Contact Information

Genevieve Tarino
Agency Name
Sonoma Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Forestry Technician
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
1195 Westside Road, Healdsburg, CA 95448

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304 Minor Alteration to Land
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt because the planned activities meet the definition of “forestry” in PRC§753, and have been reviewed and approved by a Registered Professional Forester in consultation with experts from other pertinent fields who have attested that the activities proposed in this project will only have the potential for at most impacts that are less than significant to the environment, having provided adequate measures for avoidance of sensitive environmental resources. Project activities will not involve the removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees, and will not result in a substantial alteration of the current function of the land. Project specific analysis is on file at the RCD.
County Clerk


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