Los Trancos Open Space Preserve Sediment Reduction and Trail Improvements


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Document Title
Los Trancos Open Space Preserve Sediment Reduction and Trail Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Implement drainage improvements on trails and stream crossings to reduce sedimentation to the aquatic environment using Best Management Practices. Construct new, well-drained 4'-wide trail with balanced cut and fill to replace former sleep fall line trail and diseed alignment. Restore approximately one half mile of old trail alignment to native topography. Upgrade and reinforce approach path and construct pedestrian bridge at site of existing ford crossing. Remove eroded concrete apron at stream crossing and reinforce outlet with 10 cy of 18 in diameter rock. Replace and upgrade culverts and upgrade trail drainage structures.

Contact Information
Matthew Freeman
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
330 Distel Circle
Los Altos, CA 94022

Phone : (650) 691-1200


Palo Alto
Santa Clara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15333, 15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Section 15301 exempts minor alteration to existing facilities and topographic features involving negligible expansion of existing use; minor erosion control improvements will be made. Sect. 15304 exempts minor alterations in the conditions of land, water, and vegetation that does not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees; mature trees will not be removed. Sect. 15333 exempts small habitat restoration projects to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife; this project is designed to reduce sedimentation, enhancing and protecting critical habitat of steelhead trout.

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