Giant Reed Removal & Loop Trail Maintenance

Summary

SCH Number
2010118061
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Giant Reed Removal & Loop Trail Maintenance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Remove the invasive non-native Giant reed plants and perform trail maintenance at the north end of Loop Trail in Hatfield State Recreation Area to enhance the area. Work will cut and excavate the Giant reed stems and roots, burn cuttings and treat any stumps with herbicide to prevent the Giant reed from re-sprouting. Additional work will remove debris and trim vegetation along the trail to restore it to its approximately 48" width.

Contact Information
Heather M Reith
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Central Valley District 22708 Broadway Street
Columbia, CA 95310

209 536 2887
hreith@parks.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Merced
Other Location Info
George J. Hatfield State Recreation Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
C: 1,4; S: 15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public facilities, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination; and minor public alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees for forestry or agricultural purposes and is included as "trail or road repairs" & "remove or control exotic organisms" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR S 15300.4.
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