Canyon Sin Nombre Mammoth Tusk Excavation PSJ057


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Canyon Sin Nombre Mammoth Tusk Excavation PSJ057
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project will perform minor excavation beneath and lateral to a mammoth or mastodon tusk after it is removed. Removal of the tusk using standard field palentology methods should not disturb local sediments significantly. However, due to the importance of the site, the opportunity to explore the undisturbed sediments nearest the tusk will be undertaken. Because the tusk sits less than 1 meter below the top of a low ridge on flat lying (horizontal) sediments, proposed exploration of the site will include the removal of 3 to 4 cubic meters of unconsolidated fine sediments.

Contact Information
Eric Hollenbeck
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Colorado Desert District 200 Palm Canyon Drive
Borrego Springs, CA 92004-5005

Phone : (760) 767-4960


San Diego
Other Location Info
Anza-Borrego Desert State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, 15306 - Class 4 & 6
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impacts to the environment. Minor alterations in the condition of land water, and or vegetation that do not include healthy, mautre or scenic trees except for forestry purposes. Additionally, the project is exempt according to the DPR List of Exempt activities, CEQA Section 15306 - Informaiton Collection as "resource studies, inventories".

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