Upper Grapevine Trail Realignment

Summary

SCH Number
2007118121
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Upper Grapevine Trail Realignment
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/8/2007

Document Description
Re-route the upper end of the Grapevine Trail at Henry W. Coe State Park to reduce erosion and improve the trail user experience. The upper 500 meters of the trail is currently straight and steep (average grade of 18.8%) with very little shade. The new trail will be approximately 820 meters long, thereby reducing the average grade to 10.7% and nearby oak trees will provide shade. Trail will be constructed following the Departmental Trail Guidelines, using a small trail dozer for initial construction of 4 foot wide full bench cut trail, followed by crew with hand tools completing the finish work. Small sections of fence will be removed where the fence crosses the trail. The entire fenceline will be documented by a qualified cultural resources professional prior to construction. Once the trail realignment is complete, the original trail will be obliterated using hand tools and nearby fallen limbs and vegetation.

Contact Information
Jill Poudrette
California Department of Parks and Recreation
2211 Garden Road
Monterey, CA 93940-5317

Phone : (831) 649-2980
jpoudrette@parks.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Gilroy
Counties
Santa Clara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304, 15331
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation that do not involve the removal of healthy, mature trees and is included as "trail construction or realignment" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR 15300.4. Project will be conducted in keeping with the Secretary of the Interior's Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties and is consistent with the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.

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