New York Creek Bridge Construction and Trail Rehabilitation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
New York Creek Bridge Construction and Trail Rehabilitation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Construct a new sixty-foot long trail bridge across New York Creek along the Brown's Ravine/Salmon Falls Trail within Folsom Lake SRA. The new trail bridge will replace an existing ford crossing of the creek. The trail bridge will provide a safer crossing for trail users during periods of high water and will eliminate impacts to the creek and riparian zone from trail use. The project will also re-align several sections of this same trail, totaling 2,900 feet of new or re-constructed trail, in the vicinity of the creek crossing to eliminate erosion problems with these sections. The bridge work will involve constructing abutments for the bridge from stacked native rock and concrete, constructing trestle and puncheon sections of trail that will connect both ends of the bridge to the existing trail. A wood stringer bridge will be constructed across the two abutments. Construction of the bridge and trestle sections will require the use of a small excavator and loader. The trail re-routes will be completed using a combination of a hand crew and a small trail cat. The abandoned sections of trail will be rehabilitated. Best management practices will be employed to prevent erosion and sediment run-off. A qualified archaeologist will monitor the excavation necessary for the bridge abutments and trestle/puncheons and the trail rehabilitation work. The work is scheduled for the fall of 2006. The project will be conducted in compliance with the terms of water quality certification and streambed alteration permits.

Contact Information

Jim Micheaels
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304, 15303
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the construction of a small structure and minor alterations to land and is included as "construction or installation of park facilities" and "trail construction or re-alignment" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.

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