O'Connell Ranch


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
O'Connell Ranch
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Acquisition of approximately 1,073 acres by the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Agency for the protection of numerous listed and special-status species, as well as providing a critical movement corridor for tule elk, mountain lion, and steelhead trout along Pacheco Creek within the Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan/Natural Community Conservation Plan. WCB Project Tracker ID: 2023017.

Contact Information

John P. Walsh
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board
Job Title
Deputy Executive Director, Land Acquisitions
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Northern California
Parcel #
898-21-014, 898-21-021, 898-21-022, 898-21-023

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15313, Class 13 & Section 15325, Class 25
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves the transfer of an ownership interest in land for conservation purposes and to preserve open space and habitat, including plant or animal habitats.


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