Facility Improvements - Vallecito Ranch

Summary

SCH Number
2010018281
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Facility Improvements - Vallecito Ranch
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Conduct facility improvements to open the Vallecito Ranch at Anza-Borrego Desert State Park to public use. Initial use will be limited to previously disturbed areas and areas with limited facilities; some areas within the site will remain closed to the public or closed to some uses such as motorized vehicle access in order to avoid sensitive resources. The proposed work in consistent with goals and guidelines of Section 3.3.2.8 of the 2005 EIR/Park General Plan. The project will construct staging areas, place regulatory and interpretive signs, protect existing structures from vandalism, provide limited visitor facilities, and provide protection for cultural and natural resources. The project will build two new short segments of dirt road into the property, construct a pull-out passenger vehicle parking area, erect fencing and ranch gates to control public access and motor vehicles on-site; and protect natural and cultural resources. Equestrians, hikers and mountain bikes will be allowed on designated ranch roads.

Contact Information
Gail Sevrens
California Department of Parks and Recreation
200 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004

760-767-4315

Location

Counties
San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impacts to the environment is anticipated in compliance with Section 15300.2. Project consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures and is included as "Construction or installation of park facilities such as kiosks, restrooms, small parking lots, interpretive signing or panels, fencing, signs, above-ground fuel and water tanks, mobile home pads with utility connection, camp-host sites, fencing and gates, boat launching facilities, concessionaire structures, and tent cabins" in the list of DPR-exempt activities in accordance with Section 15300.4; and minor public alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.
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