Letter of Non-Objection for the Accelerating North Coast Kelp Recovery Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Lands Commission (SLC)
Document Title
Letter of Non-Objection for the Accelerating North Coast Kelp Recovery Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Request to conduct a research project on State sovereign land in the Pacific Ocean to explore two approaches to kelp recovery: 1) grazer suppression of purple urchin and 2) kelp enhancement of canopy-forming bull kelp.

Contact Information

Ninette Lee
Agency Name
CA State Lands Commission
Job Title
Public Land Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Pacific Ocean at Albion Cove and Big River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CLASS 6, INFORMATION COLLECTION (Cal. Code Regs., tit. 2, § 2905, subd. (e)(3))
Reasons for Exemption
Issuance of a letter of non-objection to conduct a research project to explore kelp recovery will only cause a minor physical change in the environment and will not change existing activities in the area. There are no unusual circumstances surrounding the project that will result in significant environmental impacts. Therefore, the project will not have a significant effect on the environment and the above categorical exemption applies.


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