Geary Ranch Road Removal/Road to Trail Conversion

Summary

SCH Number
2004088333
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Geary Ranch Road Removal/Road to Trail Conversion
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/18/2004

Document Description
Remove approximately two miles of degraded, non-historic Geary Ranch Road in Annadel State Park and restore natural or effective drainage patterns to correct drainage problems contributing to severe erosion and protect salmonid resources by reducing sediment into Matanzas Creek. Remove modern grazing infrastructure (plastic water lines and water troughs). Construct a new, barrier-free, ADA-accessible trail in the general vicinity of the existing roadbed and incorporate portions of the original road alignment where practicable. No known cultural resources or significant plant populations will be impacted by road removal or trail construction. However, if unexpected archaeological remains are unearthed, all work within 30 feet will be temporarily halted or diverted until identification and proper treatment are determined and implemented by a DPR-qualified archaeologist.

Contact Information
Marla S. Hastings
Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Phone : 707 938 9548x22

Location

Counties
Sonoma
Other Location Info
Annadel State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
sec 15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the repair and minor alteration of existing public facilities and topographical features, involving no expansionof use beyond current levels, and minor alterations in the condition of land, water, and vegetation which will not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, included as "trail or road repairs" and "trail removal, construction, or realignment" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR Section 15300.4.

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