Remove Invasive Plants at Gold Bluffs Beach


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Remove Invasive Plants at Gold Bluffs Beach
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This rpoejct removes two invasive plants, Eurpoean beach grass and Pampas grass, from the dunes at Gold Bluffs Beach in Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park, in order to protect rare plants and restore native dune conditions. Project area is located between Ossagon Creek and the National Park Service border north of Carruther's Cove. Beach grass will be dug out with shovels. Pampas grass will be removed from dunes and bluffs using weed wrenches, shovels and other hand tools, as well as power tools. The treatment area in this location will not exceed 15 acres of dunes and coastal bluffs. Pulled beachgrass will be piled on a tarp and placed out to dry until burning is allowed in the appropriate season. The project will occur when snowy plovers are not present, and will be supervised by a park biological technician to ensure that rare plants are not disturbed. A minimum 100-foot buffer zone will be established around culturally sensitive areas to ensure that they are completely outside of the project boundaries. The Yurok Tribal Council has been consulted on this project.

Contact Information

Valerie Gizinski
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Prairie Creek Redwoods State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
sec 15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the maintenance of existing facilities or topographical features, and minor alteration in the condition of vegetation which does not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees and is included as "resource management projects" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR 15300.4.

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