Archaeological Testing for Lower Topanga Berm Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Archaeological Testing for Lower Topanga Berm Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project will undertake subsurface archaeological testing near the area known as the Rodeo grounds. In order to determine the presence or absence of buried cultural deposits, between five and ten trenches of 30-40 feet in length and 5 feet deep will be dug in various areas within/near the Rodeo Grounds. Trenches may be widened if cultural deposits are discovered. The trenches will be backfilled after the examination is complete.

Contact Information
Tina Robinson
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Lead/Public Agency
8685 Rio San Diego Drive #270
San Diego, CA 92108

Phone : (619) 220-5300


Los Angeles
Other Location Info
Topanga State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15306
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impacts to the environment is anticipated. An archaeologist will ensure avoidance of significant impacts to cultural resources. Project will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The drip zone of native trees shall be avoided and no native tree roots larger than 2" shall be severed. Any trenches deeper than 4' shall be shored and no open trenches shall be left overnight. Additionally, every effort shall be made so as to not block or restrict access to existing residents.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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