Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Viewing Boardwalk


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Piedras Blancas Elephant Seal Viewing Boardwalk
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Construct an ~1700 foot-long Americans with Disabilities compliant boardwalk with viewing platforms at key locations along an existing trail adjacent to and between 2 Caltrans operated parking lots in San Simeon State Park to improve public access to the Elephant Seal Viewing area. The boardwalk will be constructed of recycled plastic and pressure treated wood to resist decay. The entire boardwalk project will be constructed on upland fill along an abandoned roadbed and adjacent to the existing parking lots. The boardwalk will improve public access, eliminate use of a volunteer trail system, protect natural resources, and provide platforms at key locations for Elephant Seal viewing and interpretation.

Contact Information
Vince Cicero
California State Coastal Conservancy
Lead/Public Agency
1330 Broadway, 13th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612

Phone : (805) 927-2185


San Luis Obispo
San Luis Obispo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Project consist of minor alteration to the condition of land and is included as "construction or installation of park facilities, such as... trail construction and realignment" in the Dept. of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities.

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 state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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