Wilder Ranch Mitigation by Owl Boxes


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Wilder Ranch Mitigation by Owl Boxes
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project consists of constructing and installing owl boxes at Wilder Ranch State Park to encourage natural predation for the control rodents to alleviate the need for rodenticides. State Parks staff and volunteers will: •Construct six (6) 24-in. x 36-in. x 22-in. owl boxes; •Excavate six (6), 9 cu. ft. post holes; •Install 20-ft posts and backfill around posts with compressed earth and concrete; and •Attach a 6-in. x 6-in. base to each pole and install owl boxes.

Contact Information

Linda Hitchcock
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Senior Park and Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Unincorporated Area
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
1401 Coast Rd, Santa Cruz, CA and Highway One

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303 & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, maintenance or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; and consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes, and is included as “Resource management projects” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.


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