Wildlife Habitat and Community Resilience on Working Lands – Roots #74


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Wildlife Habitat and Community Resilience on Working Lands – Roots #74
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The overall goal of this project is to enhance riparian system functioning and ecological value for wildlife while engaging the local community and tribal nations in conservation and cultural practices. The 8.7-acre project will increase native plant species abundance and diversity to improve and expand habitat value for a diversity of birds, mammals, amphibians, and other wildlife. The project will also improve and protect the condition of cultural resources and vegetation utilized for cultural means on the landscape. Initial project phases will remove target invasive plant species (3 acres), including Himalayan blackberry, from impacted riparian corridors and upland areas using a variety of proven non-herbicide restoration methods. Subsequent revegetation of native plant species (4.45 acres) will be a collaborative effort with Indigenous partners from the Southern Sierra Miwuk Nation to ensure that plant species selected will maximize survivorship, ecological, and cultural benefits. Above ground temporary irrigation will be installed where deemed necessary and the construction of fencing infrastructure (2,427 linear feet) to protect restoration sites and sensitive areas.

Contact Information

Rebecca J. Fris
Agency Name
Wildlife Conservation Board
Job Title
Deputy Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Parcel #
Other Information
The project will be implemented in a oak woodland and riparian area located on a land trust's 226 acre ranch preserve (APN: 015-030-011-000) within the Upper Chowchilla River Watershed in Mariposa County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CCR 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 exemption.
County Clerk


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