University of California, Davis Archaeological Field Studies

Summary

SCH Number
2011068138
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
University of California, Davis Archaeological Field Studies
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
University of California, Davis students will conduct archaeological field studies at MacKerricher and Hendy Woods State Parks and Jug Handle State Natural Preserve to catalog archaeological resources being destroyed through erosion cause by waves, wind, vehicles, equestrians, and/or pedestrians. Work consists of visual reconnaissance surveys and archaeological sampling of fifteen prehistoric sites. Soil samples within prehistoric sites will be collected by hand in 1X1, 1X2, and 2X2 meter units that range in depth from 5 to 150 cm. All soils will be sifted through screens; then placed back into the excavated holes following sample analysis.

Contact Information
Renee Pasquinelli
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Mendocino District 12301 North Highway 1 - Box 1
Mendocino, CA 95460

707 937 5721
rpasquinelli@parks.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Mendocino
Other Location Info
Location: MacKerricher and Hendy Woods State Park and Jug Handle State Natural Reserve

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
C:4,6;S:15304,15306
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor alternations in the condition of land, water, and or vegetation that do not include healthy, mature or scenic trees, and encompasses basic data collection, research, and resource evaluation activities for information gathering purposes, as "Scientific studies on prehistoric and historic archaeological sites, followed by restoration of the surface" as listed in the Department of Parks and Recreation list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR S 15300.4.
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