Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Fire Road Repairs
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Repair six locations along the Blackhawk Fire Road and the Sycamore Creek Road and Sycamore Road at Mount Diablo State Park. DFG and RWQCB Permit consultation to take prior to implementation since work involves both the placement of rip rap in drainages and the replacement of culverts. Any rare plants near areas of disturbance will be flagged and avoided. A worker formally trained in avoidance measures for Alameda whipsnake will continually monitor for presence of Alameda whipsnake during all phases of disturbance and ensure avoidance. Best Management Practices (BMPs) will be utilized and the invasion of non-native plant species will be monitored in all disturbed area. These locations will be treated as invasions are observed. There are no potential archaeological or historical resources in the project area, yet should resources be encountered unexpectedly, all work to be halted within 30 ft. of the finds until consultation with Senior Archeologist is completed.
Project consists of the repair and minor alteration of existing public facilities and topographical features, involving no expansion of use beyond current levels, included as "trail or road repairs" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.