Trail Accessibility Improvements


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Trail Accessibility Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Upgrade the 4,800' long Fern Canyon Trail in Russian Gulch State Park to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and meet requirements in the "California State Parks Accessibility Guidelines". This Notice of Exemption supersedes the one filed with the State Clearinghouse on December 4, 2015. Work will: At the Fern Canyon Trail Excavate up to six (6) holes 24" deep and 6" wide to install and/or reinstall signage along the trail and at parking area. Restripe parking lot and delineate new ADA parking area. Trim/brush vegetation along trail to obtain 6ft wide clear path of travel. Remove select asphalt sections then place 16,400 cubic feet of compacted aggregate to level the 5' wide by 4,800' long trail. Install drain lense at up to nine locations to facilitate improved drainage. Place a puncheon (12' long by 5' wide footbridge) to allow natural drainage. Place two redwood benches along the trail corridor. In existing wide areas without disturbing vegetation.

Contact Information

Brad Michalk
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Russian Gulch State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15301,2,3,4, Class 1,2,3,4
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the repair, maintenance and minor alteration of existing public structures and facilities involving negligible expansion of use beyond current levels, the replacement of existing structure and facility where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replace and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced, the construction or installation of limited numbers of new, small facilities, and the minor alteration in the condition of land that does not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees included as "modifications of existing facilities for disabled access" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR S: 15300.4.

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