Pfeiffer Falls Trail

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2015061012
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Pfeiffer Falls Trail
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
8/5/2015
Present Land Use
Monterey County Zoning Designation - Open Space Recreation (Coastal Zone)

Document Description
The proposed project includes improvements to existing trail segments (1060 linear feet) and construction of a new trail segment (1500 linear feet). The new trail segment would replace the previously existing Pfeiffer Falls Trail which was damaged by wildfire and has been closed to public access since 2008. The improved and new trail segments would provide enhanced pedestrian trail access within the Pfeiffer Big Sur State Park. Trail improvements to the existing segments would feature a five-foot wide compacted aggregate surface contained in redwood header boards. The new segment would be a five foot wide natural surface trail. Wood steps, split wood rail fencing, and rock retaining walls would be installed where needed in areas of steep slopes and to protect natural resources. Two existing gathering areas and new canyon overlook would be improved with a compacted base, rock retaining walls, benches and interpretive kiosks/displays. The proposed project also includes a new 70-ft long free spanning pedestrian bridge that would also be constructed further up the creek corridor over an unnamed tributary.

Contact Information
John Hiles
California Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 9th Street PO Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Phone : (831) 649-2836

Location

Coordinates
36°15'15.67"N 121°47'2.07"W
Counties
Monterey
Cross Streets
Highway 1
Zip
93920
Total Acres
1400
Parcel #
419-031-002-000
State Highways
Hwy 1
Schools
Captain Cooper
Waterways
Big Sur River
Township
19S
Range
2E
Other Location Info
Big Sur

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Parks and Recreation
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
Department of Parks and Recreation, 2211 Garden Road, Monterey, CA 93940

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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