McCormick Ranch Acquisition


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
McCormick Ranch Acquisition
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Sonoma Land Trust will acquire the 654-acre McCormick Ranch Property for the protection, restoration, and enhancement of natural and scenic resources, including wildlife corridors and habitat, wetland and water resources, and landscape resilience related to climate change; and providing open space, public access, recreational use, and Tribal and indigenous cultural uses compatible with natural resource protection in the Mayacamas Mountains of Sonoma and Napa Counties.

Contact Information

Virgilio Cuasay
Agency Name
California State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

John McCaull
Agency Name
Sonoma Land Trust
Job Title
Director of Community Conservation
Contact Types
Parties Undertaking Project


St. Helena
Napa, Sonoma
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
3770 Langtry Road
Total Acres
Other Location Info
center of property

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 Cal. Code of Reg. Section 15313, 15325
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt from environmental review under the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to 14 Cal. Code of Reg. Section 15313, which exempts acquisitions of property for purposes of preserving fish and wildlife habitat as well as preservation of access to public lands where the purpose of the acquisition is to preserve the land in its natural condition; and Section 15325, which exempts acquisitions for purposes of preserving open space and the existing natural conditions of the property, including plant and animal habitats and including for park purposes. The proposed acquisition will allow public access and preserve the existing natural conditions and habitats of the property.
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