The project will install 23 new wayside interpretive panels (signs) throughout Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. The signs will enhance the visitor experience, educate the public about resources and recreation in the area, and encourage resource appreciation and protection. 21 signs will be powder coated steel kiosks with steel shed roofs supported by two 6"X6" square steel tube vertical posts placed in the ground 30" and secured with concrete in 18" wide holes. 2 signs will be small aluminum stands supported by a single 4" square aluminum post placed in the ground 18" and secured with concrete in 8" wide hole. All signs will be placed along existing roads or trails in areas that are either already disturbed or where ground disturbance will have no significant impact.
No potential for significant impact to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA §15300.2. If the project is implemented as indicated within the project description including comments provided by CDPR specialists, then it is exempt under CEQA §15303 New Construction - Interpretive signing or panels and §15311 Accessory Structures - Installation of signs. The action falls under the Departmental List of Exempt activities according to CEQA §15300.4 as:
" "New Construction - Interpretive signing or panels" (Class 3, Section 15303)
" "Accessory Structures - Installation of Signs" (Class 11, Section 15311)