Center for Land-Based Learning Native Grass Demonstration Agricultural Burn


SCH Number
Public Agency
Yolo County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Center for Land-Based Learning Native Grass Demonstration Agricultural Burn
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Center for Land-Based Learning (CLBL) maintains a Demonstration Native Grassland Garden that covers .06 acres within cultivated lands for training and educational purposes associated with CLBL's farmer and natural resource stewards training programs. The project proposes to apply low­intensity, broadcast agricultural burn within the native grassland garden to help maintain its health, reduce thatch, and improve soil health. The agricultural burn will take place on actively managed farmland. Control lines will be existing farm roads and a bordering agricultural field that will consist of green vegetation or will be fallow. Additional handline construction may be necessary in places but is expected to be minimal. All burning will be performed in accordance with the terms and conditions of a burn permit issued by the Yolo-Solano Air Quality Management District. Low to moderate intensity fire results in levels of disturbance that are beneficial to California native ecosystems and the species that comprise them. Native grassland species in the project site evolved with frequent, low-intensity wildfire events and are expected to benefit from project implementation.

Contact Information

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


Cross Streets
State Highway 113 and Best Ranch Road
Total Acres
State Highways
State Highway 113

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Cal. Code Regs. tit. 14 § 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project meets the requirements of Class 4 Categorical Exemption (minor alterations to land) Section 15304. Project implementation will result in alterations to the land that are best described as minor in scope, that will not significantly impact the aesthetic of the property, or biological and/or cultural resources, and that do not involve the removal of mature, scenic trees for any purpose. No exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a "Notice of Exemption" for this project. It has been concluded that no significant adverse environmental impacts would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forest resources, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, energy, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use and planning, mineral resources, noise, populations and housing, public services, recreation, transportation and traffic, utilities and service systems, or wildfire
County Clerk


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