Bay Area Ridge Trail - Vargas Plateau Regional park

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
East Bay Regional Parks District
Document Title
Bay Area Ridge Trail - Vargas Plateau Regional park
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Present Land Use
Open Space
Document Description
The District's Board of Directors adopted the Mitigated Negative Declaration (2008 MND) and approved the Vargas Plateau Regional Park Land Use Plan on April 1, 2008 to open then, 1,030-acre land banked property in the Fremont hills. The 2008 MND evaluated the impacts of implementing the Land Use Plan for Vargas Plateau Regional Park, which includes the development of staging areas, trails, facility development, campgrounds, infrastructure improvements, resource management, and restoration activities. The 2008 MND did not identify any potentially significant environmental impacts associated with the construction, operation, use, or maintenance of these project elements that cannot be mitigated to a less-than-significant level. A Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program was adopted as part of the 2008 MND and includes mitigation measures associated with the protection of listed species and their habitats. The District filed a Notice of Determination for the 2008 MND on April 2008. In preparation of developing the Phase l project for implementation, District staff became aware of new information relative to protected species that required updating the 2008 MND. The Addendum has been prepared in order to identify and analyze minor changes that result from new information relating to the 2008 MND: (1) the listing of California tiger salamander (Ambystoma calfiorniense) as a State Threatened species in 2010; 2) the potential for callpipe silverspot butterfly (Speyeria callpipe callippe) in the project area; and 3) the adoption of Avoidance and Mitigation Measures included in the 2010 East Alameda County Conservation Strategy (EACCS), and the Minimization Measures included in the 2012 EACCS Biological Opinion for these species.

Contact Information

Raphael Breines
Agency Name
East Bay Regional Park District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Vargas Road and Harrison Canyon Road
Total Acres
State Highways
680, 238, 84

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Board of Supervisors of the East Bay Regional Park District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA

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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