Retro Fit and Replacement of a Bat Gate- Florence #7

Summary

SCH Number
2010018016
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Retro Fit and Replacement of a Bat Gate- Florence #7
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project is to retro fit and replace a bat gate that has failed due to vandalism, which was created a significant public safety hazard. In 2007, in conjunction with the Department of Conservation Abandoned Mines Lands Unit, a complete inventory of abandoned mines was completed for Red Rock Canyon State Park. The inventory indicated that were over 55 +- abandoned mines and features were located within the Park. As part of this inventory process, a remediation work plan was developed to identify and prioritize these abandoned mines and features for closure with the Park. Florence #7 in a complex mine with one large adit and several horizontal adits. Its estimated that there is at least 100 meters of underground workings. There is a danger for human safety as it contains a flooded section with the main adit. The main portal has extensive creep debris and rock slippage from surrounding hillside. The project is to remove the existing bat gate and replace with a new improved bat gate that will allow bats and other wildlife to use the abandoned mine as a habitat. The existing gate will be remove and replaced with a culver bat gate with horizontal angle inserts. A bat/wildlife friendly gate will be installed onsite and anchored into the rock. The front portal of the adit will be secured and stabilized using reinforced steel to prevent ongoing creep debris and rock slippage from surrounding hillside.

Contact Information
Russ Dingman
California Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

661-726-1672

Location

Counties
Kern
Other Location Info
Red Rock Canyon State Park.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impacts to the environment is anticipated in compliance with Section 15300.2. There will be negligible or no expansion of existing use (class 1).
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