Mount Umunhum Environmental Restoration and Public Access Project (Phase 1 Demolition)

9 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Document Title
Mount Umunhum Environmental Restoration and Public Access Project (Phase 1 Demolition)
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
The Santa Clara County General Plan designates the site "Other Public Lands," and the site is zoned HS (Hillsides)
Document Description
Note: Review per lead The project, proposes by MROSD, includes the demolition of existing structures, public access to the summit of Mount Umunhum, as well as roadway and access improvements, environmental restoration, development of public use facilities, and a range of possible amenities such as trails, observation and reflection areas, interpretive displays, picnic tables, restrooms, camp sites, and a visitor center. Other potential amenities include benches, a dedicated emergency callbox, hitching post, bicycle posts, and non-potable water (for horses and fire protection) stored onsite. The primary purpose of the proposed project is to establish a fiscally and environmentally sustainable visitor destination that aligns with MROSD's mission by balancing public access, enjoyment, and education with environmental restoration. Facilities at the summit will occur on land previously disturbed by activities associated with the former Almaden AFS.

Contact Information

Meredith Manning
Agency Name
Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Gatos
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Mount Umunhum Road and Hicks Road
Total Acres
Parcel #
562-08-003, -004, and 562-09-050
Los Gatos Creek, Alamitos Creek, and Guadalupe Creek

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Bay Delta Region 3 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 4 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, 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)
Development Types
Recreational (proposed 22.8 acres of public open space)
Local Actions
Site Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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