The Tule River Access Improvement Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010098193
Lead Agency
Western Divide Ranger District
Document Title
The Tule River Access Improvement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Western Divide Ranger District of the Sequoia National Forest proposes make improvements to the Fishermen's Trail (30E29), here after referred to as Trail, along the Middle Fork Tule River (Tule River). The Trail is in deteriorated condition and has evidence of erosion problems, as well as vegetation growing into and hindering travel on the Trail. Current conditions make the Trail difficult to use, displacing visitors onto nearby user-created trails that lack engineering to minimize environmental impacts . New user-created trails continue to appear as users find their own path to the Tule river, in order to minimize future creation of user-created trails in the area. Deteriorated conditions of the Trail, including non-functioning drainage features and poor erosion control, is contributing to soil erosion in the Tule River watershed.

Contact Information
David llse
Western Divide Ranger District
32588 Highway 190
Springville, CA 93265

559 539-2607 x230

Location

Counties
Tulare

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 4, 11 & 33
Reasons for Exemption
Maintain existing faculties. Minor alterations of land and vegetation without removing mature trees; reconstructing user-created trails. Construction or placement of minor structures that are accessory to existing facilities. Small habitat restoration project less than 5 acres.
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