Saddle Mountain OSP Management Plan

Notice of Availability and Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration

Title: Saddle Mountain Open Space Preserve Management Plan
Location: Sonoma County, CA
APN: 028 380 008; 028 390 028; 028 160 044; and 028 160 080
Lead Agency: Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District
Contact Person: Monica Delmartini, Stewardship Specialist, tel: (707) 565-7260

Public Comment Period: May 1, 2019 — May 30, 2019

Project Description: The Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District (“District”) owns the 960-acre Saddle Mountain Open Space Preserve located in southeastern Sonoma County. In order to manage, enhance, and protect the resources within the Preserve, the District proposes to adopt and implement the Saddle Mountain Open Space Preserve Management Plan. The Management Plan includes a variety of short-term, medium-term, and long-term management activities that would be implemented by the District to protect and enhance the resources on the Preserve. The proposed project is the adoption and implementation of the Management Plan.

Mitigated Negative Declaration: NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT the District proposes to adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the above-cited project. Such a Mitigated Negative Declaration is based on the finding that, by implementing the identified mitigation measures, the project’s potential impacts will be maintained at a less than significant level. The reasons to support such a finding are documented in the Initial Study prepared by the District. Copies of the Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration, and supporting materials are available for review below; at the District’s office located at 747 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, CA, and the Rincon Valley Regional Library located at 6959 Montecito Boulevard, Santa Rosa, CA.

In accordance with the CEQA Guidelines, any comments concerning the findings of the Initial Study/Proposed Mitigated Negative Declaration must be submitted in writing and received by  5:00 p.m. on May 30, 2019, in order to be considered prior to the District’s final determination on the project. Please submit your written comments to Monica Delmartini, Sonoma County Agricultural Preservation and Open Space District, 747 Mendocino Avenue, Suite 100, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 or Monica.Delmartini@sonoma-county.org.

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