Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Big River M9 Road Maintenance and Upgrade
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Perform minor maintenance and drainage improvements on 1.75 miles of Road M9 in the Big River area of Mendocino Headlands State Park to reduce chronic and episodic sediment delivery to No Name Creek and maintain a secondary access to the Big River area. Minor maintenance performed over the entire road will include: brushing to maintain road width; install rolling dips to control drainage; and cover all disturbed areas outside the road surface with slash to reduce potential erosion impacts.
Additional work/improvements to the lower 1,500 lf of the road will: remove ditch relief culverts; re-slope existing road inslopes to outslopes to eliminate drainage concentration; install rock armored dips or fords; remove perched road fill and install rolling dips prior to slides; excavate along road bank, as needed, to maintain roadway width; and place course rock, as needed, for both erosion control and to provide a stable driving surface.
Project consists of the maintenance or minor alteration of existing public structures involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; and the minor public alterations in the condition of land which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees and is included as "Trail or road repairs" in the Parks and Rec's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR 15300.4.