Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park, Park Improvement Project
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
The Department of Parks and Recreation proposes to make various improvements to Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park to enhance the visitor's educational and interpretive experience.
The improvements encompass 3 main areas of the park; The Gold Discovery Museum on the east side of Highway 49 off Back Street, Upgrade the museum building, Develop and install exhibits and media that reflect current day approaches to gold discovery and interpretation, The main parking lot/sawmill area, Create a central orientation plaza, Replace the existing sawmill replica with a new heavy timber structure, Enhance the gold discovery site along with the open area southwest of the discovery site located between Highway 49 and The South Fork of the American River.
In conjunction with these improvements, upgrade the utility infrastructure; water lines, electrical service, and communication lines. As well as connect existing trails and a new trail system partially constructed under the ADA Trail System Improvement Project.
Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Recreational (Orientational Plaza, Sawmill Replica Museum Upgrades)
Aesthetics, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Transportation, Wetland/Riparian
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