Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
BIg Lagoon Bog Exotic Plant Removal
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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.
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.