Coyote Valley Conservation Areas Master Plan


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Coyote Valley Conservation Areas Master Plan
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of Exemption for Coastal Conservancy approval of grant funding. Santa Clara Valley Open Space Authority will prepare a draft master plan, conduct community engagement to inform the draft master plan, and conduct preliminary environmental analysis for approximately 1,550 acres of conserved lands in Coyote Valley, Santa Clara County.

Contact Information

Vanessa Aczon
Agency Name
Job Title
Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Jose
Santa Clara
Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Coyote Valley is situated between the Santa Cruz Mountains and the Diablo Range at the southern edge of San Jose. The project site consists of two geographic areas: The North Coyote Valley Conservation Area and The Mid-Coyote Valley Conservation Area.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 California Code of Regulations (CCR) Section 15262
Reasons for Exemption
The project is statutorily exempt under Section 15262 because it involves feasibility and planning studies.

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Title 14 California Code of Regulation (CCR) Section 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt under Section 15306 because it involves basic data collection and research, and research evaluation.
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