Howat Ranch Carbon Farm Plan Implementation


SCH Number
Public Agency
Yolo County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Howat Ranch Carbon Farm Plan Implementation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
In 2019, the Yolo County RCD (YCRCD) completed a carbon farm plan for 760-acre property owned by the City of Davis. The YCRCD will implement a portion of the carbon farm plan by installing over 2000 feet of hedgerows on the site which will add habitat for songbirds, beneficial insects and other pollinator species. Activities will include weed control, watering, and installing plants on cultivated land adjacent to farm fields. Activities will be carried out with hand tools and the total acreage affected will not exceed 5 acres. Other project components include outdoor education; the planting will be done by high school students from a disadvantaged community. The project is strongly supported by the City of Davis Open Space Commission.

Contact Information

Heather Nichols
Agency Name
Yolo County Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Citywide, Countywide
Cross Streets
Northeast corner of County Road 105 and 32A

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4- Minor Alterations to Land (CEQA Guidelines, Section 15304)
Reasons for Exemption
This pollinator and songbird habitat will take place on actively-managed farmland and will not result in any major alteration to the land. No healthy, mature trees will be removed.
County Clerk


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