Eagle Rock Fire Lookout Station Demolition

Summary

SCH Number
2014108116
Lead Agency
Natural Resources Agency
Document Title
Eagle Rock Fire Lookout Station Demolition
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Project involves the demolition of the Eagle Rock Fire Lookout Station (ERFLS) and appurtenant facilities by the CAL FIRE San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit due to its poor condition and public safety hazard. The project will consist of the demolition and removal of the Eagle Rock Fire Lookout station, initially with a backhoe and subsequently with hand labor The structure is located on a small parcel of CAL FIRE property (1 acre) directly adjacent to Big Basin Redwoods State Park. It is at the end of Eagle Rock Road (6/10th of a mile) off of Empire Grade Road, in Santa Cruz County at an elevation of 2491 ft. There is an abandoned pit toilet with a small structure covering it, a flag pole, foundation remains of a weather station, a U.S. Coast Guard Survey Monument, as well as a radio transmitter with a small cinder block out building owned by CAL FIRE (not historic) and leased to State Parks. The project will demolish and remove the entire wooden structure of the ERFLS, the latrine structure, the concrete foundations, the flagpole, and the remains of the weather station. The ERFLS is an unsound and uninhabitable structure that is a target for vandalism. The pit toilet will be filled with locally sourced pea gravel. There is no gas or water lines on site. The electricity line attached to the lookout will be transferred to the existing adjacent radio repeater site. There are no known hazardous materials on site.

Contact Information
Sarah Collamer
Natural Resources Agency
6059 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018

831-254-1792

Location

Counties
Santa Cruz

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301, Class 1
Reasons for Exemption
Existing Facilities.
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