Building Wildlife-Friendly Resilience in Working Landscapes – Roots #85


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Building Wildlife-Friendly Resilience in Working Landscapes – Roots #85
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The main goals of the project are to plant riparian vegetation extending up to 2,400 linear feet along the southern bank of the Pajaro River and to plant three hedgerows totaling up to 2,650 linear feet. The hedgerows will be along the main farm roads and also serve as a buffer along Frazier Lake Road. In addition to revegetation efforts, the landowners would like to install raptor perches and nesting boxes for owls, kestrels and/or songbirds. The landowners' overall goals are to stabilize streambanks, increase predation of insect and rodent pests by native raptors, songbirds, and beneficial insects, and improve pollinator habitat. Activities include installing nesting/roosting boxes for birds and bats, and perches for raptors, seeding and planting native plants for pollinators, and installing above-ground irrigation for native plantings as needed (above or belowground), removing trash/garbage from wildlife habitat and restoration sites, removing/controlling invasive plant species using manual methods (hand pulling, hand tools, and conducting surveys and monitoring of wildlife and habitat restoration sites. 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


San Benito
Other Location Info
Project site is along roughly 2500 linear feet of the southern bank of the Pajaro River on cropland adjacent to Frazier Lake Road. T11S R04E Sections 14, 23.

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 to not exceed five acres in size.


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