Archaeological Shovel Testing for Mitigated Negative Declaration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Archaeological Shovel Testing for Mitigated Negative Declaration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Evaluate proposed Dowdy Ranch Day Use Area site for the presence of subsurface cultural resources. Several (6-12) 50-centimeter-wide shovel test pits will be excavated, resulting dirt and debris will be screened, and material will be returned to holes. Any cultural materials encountered will be recorded and returned to their original location. Results of the testing will be included as part of the CEQA/PRC 5024 evaluation of the suitability of this site for the proposed development.

Contact Information

Shaelyn Raab Strattan
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 6, Section 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of basic data collection and resource evaluation activities for informational purposes that will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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