Kiani Preserve Ranch Repair Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Coast Region 3 (RWQCB)
Document Title
Kiani Preserve Ranch Repair Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the proposed project is to repair a large gully headcut located west of Figueroa Creek and address erosion activity along Santa Agueda Creek near a small solar array, threatening ranch roads and infrastructure utilizing both rock and biotechnical treatments (planting of willow trees and other native plants). The need for the project is to ensure future access to the existing residence and working ranch. The need for these repairs is both urgent in the short term and continuously evolving as the gully headcut and creek bank erodes the adjacent infrastructure.

Contact Information

April Woods
Agency Name
Central Coast Regional Water Quality Control Board
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Ynez
Santa Barbara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15333 - Small Habitat Restoration Projects
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of stabilizing creek banks with native vegetation and biotechnical techniques, which do not involve the removal of healthy mature, scenic trees. Implementation of the project would not result in cumulative impacts; significant impacts on the environment due to unusual circumstances; or affect the significance of historical resources. The project is not located within an officially designated scenic highway or on a hazardous waste site pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5.
County Clerk
Santa Barbara


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