Moy Acquisition and Protection Project (SNC #1603-LC)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Moy Acquisition and Protection Project (SNC #1603-LC)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding for the Placer Land Trust (PLT) to acquire fee title to a 60-acre parcel located in the Big Hill area, north of the city of Auburn in Placer County. The property is currently undeveloped oak woodland and rangeland. It is fenced, with a barn, a spring, a well, and two water holding tanks, and used for livestock grazing. The property is adjacent to two existing PLT preserves. The intent of the acquisition is to prevent subdivision and development, to keep the property as open space agricultural land, and to potentially provide new recreation opportunities to the public. The PLT will complete a Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment, baseline conditions report, and long-term management and monitoring plan as part of the acquisition.

Contact Information

Mary Akens
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Job Title
Legal Counsel
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
60-acre parcel bounded on the west by Vista Bella Drive and east by New Hope School Road, Auburn, Placer County. APN 026-081-042.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15325 Transfers of Ownership of Interest in Land to Preserve Existing Natural Conditions and Historical Resource
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15325 Transfers of Ownership of Interest in Land to Preserve Existing Natural Conditions and Historical Resources, which consists of the transfers of ownership of interests in land in order to preserve open space, habitat, or historical resources. The intent of this acquisition is to conserve the open space and working lands on the property. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy has independently reviewed the project and determined that no exception under Section 15300.2 applies.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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