Building Wildlife-Friendly Resilience in Working Landscapes - Roots 4


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Building Wildlife-Friendly Resilience in Working Landscapes - Roots 4
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The goal of the project is to enhance oak woodland habitat, and improve vernal pool and nesting bird habitat. The project consists of 1) removal of hazardous fence (8,905 linear feet) and accumulated trash to ensure safe passage by all wildlife across the property 2) blue oak woodland habitat enhancement (22 acres) to release overstory oak trees, enhance health of and acorn production of mature oaks, 3) mixed oak habitat restoration (34.5 acres) through diversification of habitat types, corridors, structure and composition, health of mature oaks, natural regeneration, and creation of wildlife habitat brush piles (38) and 4) installation of nesting bird boxes (20) to provide additional nesting locations for cavity nesting birds. WCB Project Tracker ID: 2022065.

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


Parcel #
057-109-001, 057-230-003, 057-260-011, 057-290-011
Other Location Info
APNs: 057-109-001, 057-230-003, 057-260-011, 057-290-011. The project is located on a hardwood rangeland and vernal pool complex property used for cattle grazing and under a permanent conservation easement. The project corresponds to portions of sections 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, and 17, T 30N, R 4W off the Balls Ferry USGS Quad.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 - Section 15304: Minor Alterations to Land
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 alterations to land and vegetation, and therefore fit within the CCR Section 15304 exemptions.


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