Historic Landscape Rehabilitation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Historic Landscape Rehabilitation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Rehabilitate the landscape of the historic Bidwell Mansion at Bidwell State Historic Park to provide a historically-based representation of the Victorian-era landscaping present from approximately 1841-1918 and support continued use of the site. Remove asphalt in the historic core area (not on Sowilleno Avenue or in Visitor Center parking lot). Install sprinkler system and interpretive signage. All elements of the landscape will be based on historical research, including plant materials, walkways, structures, and other features necessary for a cohesive design, but will be adapted to accommodate availability of appropriate plants and materials, ease of maintenance, public safety, site accessibility, and aesthectic appeal.

Contact Information

Patti Du Mont
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
1,4,31, 15301,15304,15331
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor alteations of existing public structures and facilities, involving negligible expansionof use beyond current levels; minor alteration in the condition of land and vegetation that does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees; and the rehabilitation of a historic resources, in a manner consistent with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties with Guidelines for Preserving, Rehabilitating, Restoring, and Reconstructing Historic Guildings (1995), Weeks and Grimmer.

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