Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Giant Reed Removal & Loop Trail Maintenance
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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.
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.