Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary Restoration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Audubon Starr Ranch Sanctuary Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This Project will restore rare, unique, and declining upland habitats including globally-endangered coastal sage scrub, needlegrass grasslands, and cactus scrub to benefit birds of conservation concern including the Coastal California Gnatcatcher, Coastal Cactus Wren, Grasshopper Sparrow, and Western Meadowlark. The Project will include invasive species removal with non-chemical methods, followed by planting and ongoing maintenance of these sites. This project will also include songbird monitoring. WCB Project Tracker ID: 2023203.

Contact Information

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


Three miles east of Rancho Santa Margarita
Southern California
Other Location Info
Audubon California Starr Ranch Sanctuary

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
The Project 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.


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