Building Wildlife-Friendly Resilience in Working Landscapes - Roots-33


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Building Wildlife-Friendly Resilience in Working Landscapes - Roots-33
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The overall project goal is to enhance pollinator habitat by managing grazing for the benefit of monarch plantings. Grazing activities will be managed to minimize milkweed competition by non-native annual grasses. This goal will be supported through increasing the availability of wildlife water through the summer months. Activities will include installing cross-fencing for grazing management to benefit pollinators, installing wildlife guzzler with water catchment structure and tanks, installing water catchment structure and tank to upgrade existing wildlife guzzler to be self-watering, and installing and maintaining wildlife cameras for monitoring and educational purposes. Monarchs, beneficial insects, small and large mammals, raptors and songbirds are expected to benefit from the project. WCB Project Tracker ID 2022065.

Contact Information

Rebecca J. Fris
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board
Job Title
Acting Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Catheys Valley
Other Location Info
Project site is an 157 acre ranch in Mariposa County with blue oak savannahs and woodlands at 1,000-1,200 ft. in elevation. T05S R16E Sections 13,24.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15303, New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures
Reasons for Exemption
WCB has determined that the objectives of enhancement and restoration of wildlife and pollinator habitat, and the implementation activities as designed for this project, will result in minor extensions to existing grazing management utilities, and therefore fit within the CCR Section 15303 exemptions.


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