BIg Lagoon Bog Exotic Plant Removal

Summary

SCH Number
2014048137
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
BIg Lagoon Bog Exotic Plant Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/15/2014

Document Description
Remove exotic plants from an approximately 3-acre project area within the Big Lagoon bog and the immediately adjacent coastal scrub and forest in Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area (HMSRA). The project consists of removing exotic plants with hand tools (e.g. shovel, chainsaw, Pulaski) from within the project area and restoring the integrity of the bog. Excavation will not exceed 24 inches. Chainsaws will be used to remove the upper portion of the plant and digging tools will be used to remove the root ball. An alternate method for removal should cultural resources restrict excavation would be to cut the vegetation to the ground and cover with tarps.

Contact Information
Carol Wilson
California Department of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 2006
Eureka, CA 95520-2006

Phone : (707) 465-7772

Location

Counties
Humboldt
Other Location Info
Harry A. Merlo State Recreation Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, 15333 - Class 4 & 33
Reasons for Exemption
Minor public alteration in the condition ofland and vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy mature, scenic trees; and a project not exceeding five areas in size to assure the maintennace, restoration, enhancement or protection of habitat for plants or wildlife; and is included as "projects to restore or enhance habitat that are carried out principally with hand labor and not mechanized equipment", in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR section 15300.4.
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