Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Predator-Proof Infrastructure Retrofit
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Remove and replace all food lockers, trash receptables, recycling receptables, and drains for hose bibs at multiple campgrounds and day-use areas within Humboldt Redwoods State Park with predator proof versions to reduce unwanted encounters with bears and the unintentional feeding and attraction of corvids. Replace worn service items with new ones following State Parks Accessibility Guidelines. Work will: Use handheld gas powered auger or backhoe mounted auger to excavate two hundred eighteen, 1' diameter by 2' deep post holes and anchor 218 food lockers on metal posts concreted in post holes. Use hand tools or small excavator to excavate 24, 3x5x2" deep areas, pour 24 6' thick rebar reinforced concrete slabs, and install 4 predator proof double trash bins and 20 predator proof double recycling bins on new concrete slabs. Replace 30 existing dumpsters with 30 new predator proof two yard trash dumpsters on existing concrete pads or in parking areas and attach roll off prevention curbs where needed. Use hand tools and small excavator to dig 94 3' in diameter by 3' deep pits to install new grated pre-cast concrete vault drains to replace existing French drain type water catchment basins. Grade excavation spoils and/or gravel around all concrete slabs and vault drains so that the tops are slightly above grade.
Project consists of the repair, maintenance and minor alteration of existing public facilities involving no expansion of use beyond current levels; the minor public alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees; and the construction or placement of minor structures accessory to existing public facilities, included as "Construction or installation of additional public use facilities" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with 15300.4.