Building Wildlife-Friendly Resilience in Working Landscapes – Roots #67


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Building Wildlife-Friendly Resilience in Working Landscapes – Roots #67
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The goal of this project is to increase riparian habitat, sequester carbon, reduce erosion, and engage the local community in conservation practices and restoration science. The project will include the establishment of native (mostly) woody vegetation along approximately 3,000 feet of channel length. The long-term revegetation goal is to have overstory complexity with areas of closed and open canopy. This project will enhance wildlife habitat connectivity for a diversity of birds, mammals, amphibians, and other wildlife. It will provide thermal refugia and build upon existing resiliency. The plant palette will reduce the vulnerability of wildlife to phenological mismatches by increasing the number of months and the amount of resources (cover, food) that are available. Activities will include revegetation with native plants along both sides of the channel, mostly woody species with some grass or grass-like plants and forbs, installing above ground irrigation for native plantings, as needed, removing/controlling invasive plant species using manual methods (hand pulling, hand tools) as needed, and conducting plant establishment monitoring and photo monitoring of the habitat restoration site. 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


Other Location Info
The project will be implemented on the riparian area located on a private 560 acre farm /pastureland within the San Antonio Creek Watershed in Sonoma County. T04N R08W Section 2

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CCR Section §15333 - Small Habitat Restoration Projects
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 the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants or wildlife not to exceed five acres in size.


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