Borrego Palm Canyon Trail Rehabilitation (04/05-CD-20)

Summary

SCH Number
2005038007
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Borrego Palm Canyon Trail Rehabilitation (04/05-CD-20)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/2/2005

Document Description
The purpose of this project is to rehabilitate/repair Borrego Palm Canyon Trail, a Class I trail destroyed by flash flooding in September 2004. This trail is 1.5 miles long extending from Borrego Palm Canyon campground up the canyon to a grove of native fan palms. Habitat in the area is a broad alluvial fan, shifting seasonal streambed, and typical Colorado Desert vegetation. The federally-endangered Peninsular Bighorn Sheep frequents the canyon area. Rehabilitating the trail will involve cutting through or relocating downed fan palm trunks deposited during the flood, creating steps at certain locations using native rock, crossing the stream at 3 locations, removing debris from the trail, and replacement of interpretive signs along a portion of the trail. In addition, several small barricades will be constructed out of downed palm trees at the native palm grove to restrict public access and allow for palm grove recovery. Portions of the old trail will be incorporated into the new trail wherever possible. A State Parks archaeologist will be present during trail repair activities in locations with known archaeological sites to ensure the avoidance of impacts to cultural resources. No trail repair activities will occur between June 1 and October 1 to minimize potential disturbance to bighorn sheep. This project is related to a previous project involving emergency trail clean-up for public safety.

Contact Information
David Lawhead
California Department of Parks and Recreation
200 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

Phone : (760) 767-4315
dlawhead@parks.ca.gov

Location

Counties
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
Repair and maintenance of an existing facility (pedestrian trail) with no expansion of an existing use. Repair of an existing facility to improve public safety.

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