Johnston Ranch Riparian Enhancement


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Mateo County Resource Conservation District (SMCRCD)
Document Title
Johnston Ranch Riparian Enhancement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The San Mateo Resource Conservation District is proposing the Johnston Ranch Riparian Enhancement Project. The purpose of this project is to expand and maintain riparian habitat improvements along Arroyo Leon Creek in San Mateo County, CA. This will be accomplished through invasive species removal and subsequent monitoring and maintenance. The objective of the project is to better provide California red-legged frog and San Francisco garter snake breeding, foraging, sheltering, migration, and dispersal habitat.

Contact Information

Caileen Viehweg
Agency Name
San Mateo Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Conservation Project Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Half Moon Bay
San Mateo
Total Acres
up to 3
Parcel #
065210240, 064370070, 064370110

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 33; section 15333
Reasons for Exemption
The Johnston Ranch Riparian Enhancement Project meets the CEQA criteria for exemption from environmental review under Class 33 section 15333. This section of the guidelines consists of projects not to exceed five acres in size to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife provided that: (a) There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare, or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065 (b) There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed, and (c) The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.
County Clerk
San Mateo


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