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Santa Teresa County Park Grazing Management Plan

Published on: 10/24/2013 11:25 AM
The County of Santa Clara, Parks and Recreation Department has initiated the development of a Grazing Plan for Santa Teresa County Park in south San Jose. The goals of the Grazing Plan are to return cattle to the park in order to manage the serpentine grassland habitats that host a number of federal and State listed plant species and the federally listed Bay Checkerspot Butterfly.

In addition, the Grazing Plan addresses management of annual grasslands and oak woodlands for the benefit of native species, management of wildfire risks, control of non-native plant species; while addressing continuing public access to these special areas. This draft Grazing Plan is in response to the need to manage these special habitats as well as the implementation of the USFWS’s Recovery Plan for Serpentine Species of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Notice of Intent to Adopt a Negative Declaration

The Parks and Recreation Department, the lead agency under the California Environmental Quality Act, completed an Initial Study and based upon substantial evidence in the record, prepared a Negative Declaration for the Santa Teresa Grazing Management Plan.

The public review period for this document began May 15, 2013 and ended June 14, 2013.

The proposed Negative Declaration for the Santa Teresa County Park Grazing Management Plan will be considered  before the County of Santa Clara Board of Supervisors on September 10, 2013 in the Board Chambers, 70 W. Hedding, San Jose.

Meeting information is posted on the County of Santa Clara’s website at under Board Agendas (see agenda item #62) or contact the Office of the Clerk of the Board at (408) 299-5001.

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