Baron Ranch Prescribed Grazing for Invasive Species Management

Summary

SCH Number
2024070321
Public Agency
Santa Barbara County Public Works Department Resource Recovery and Waste Management Div.
Document Title
Baron Ranch Prescribed Grazing for Invasive Species Management
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/9/2024
Document Description
Use of goats for prescribed grazing of an approximate 8.78 acre area of the Baron Ranch for invasive species control/management. The area proposed for grazing consists of a former avocado orchard. The area to be grazed will be secured using temporary electric fences and guard dogs. Support facilities include a livestock and living trailer that will be temporarily placed in a disturbed area of the Ranch. Grazing will occur over an approximate 5-to-7-day period. The grazing will occur in summer 2024 and may be repeated in spring/summer 2025.

Contact Information

Name
Joddi Leipner
Agency Name
SB County PW, RRWMD
Job Title
Engineering Environmental Team Leader
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project

Location

Cities
Unincorporated, 3rd Supervisorial District
Counties
Santa Barbara
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
U.S. Highway 101 and Calle Real, Gaviota Coast
Zip
93117
Total Acres
~8.78
Parcel #
081-150-032
State Highways
U.S. 101
Railways
Union Pacific
Waterways
Arroyo Quemado, Pila Creek, Pacific Ocean

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 Existing Facilities.
Reasons for Exemption
Over 50 acres of the Ranch including former active and inactive orchard areas have been restored with native vegetation as a part of CEQA and resource agency permit requirements for projects at the Tajiguas Landfill. Former disturbed orchard areas which have not been actively restored are comprised primarily of introduced non-native annual grasses and other non-native invasive species. Consistent with CEQA Guidelines Section 15301, Existing Facilities the proposed project consists of the maintenance of an approximate 8.78 acres area of an existing county-owned facility/property to assist with the control of invasive species. Therefore, the project can be found to be categorically exempt from CEQA.
County Clerk
Santa Barbara

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