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
FIN - Final Document
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: FYI Final The project includes phased public access to the summit of Mount Umunhum, as well as roadway and access improvements, ecological restoration, and development of public use facilities and a range of possible amenities such as trails, observation and reflection areas, interpretive displays, picnic tables, shade structures, restrooms, camp sites, hang glider facilities, and a visitor center. The project also includes longer term plans to allow public access to the summit of Mount Thayer from the Lexington Basin. No access to Mount Thayer from Mount Umunhum is proposed as part of this project. Implementation of the proposed project includes demolition of most, possibly all, of the existing structures associated with the former Almaden Air Force Station located at the site. The project includes three alternatives for the treatment of the existing radar tower.

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 Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Francisco Bay Region 2 (RWQCB), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency
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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