Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area - Adobe Road Reroute


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area - Adobe Road Reroute
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this project is to reroute a short portion of Adobe Road where a washout occurred during early 2017. The project will take place in the Lower Ranch Adobe section. In early 2017, consecutive high volume rain events impacted the area, damaging several roads and trails in the park, Adobe Road being one of the most severe. A large section of road, roughly 30 feet, washed out as a result of the multiple storms, making the road impassable. Adobe Road is a blue square difficulty rated road used by dirt bikes and ATVs, and serves as a main access road throughout the Adobe portion of the Lower Ranch. Visitor Service staff use this road for patrol and access to various trails in the Adobe. As such, it is necessary to have Adobe Road intact and be traversable with a 4x4 pickup/patrol vehicle. To open the road, a minor reroute will be cut above the portion of road that was washed out. An approximately 10 foot wide road will be constructed using a dozer. The rerouted section will be roughly 400 feet long, however this could vary depending on the exact alignment. The rerouted section will climb above the old road cut and will greatly descend back to the existing Adobe Road bench cut. Vegetation at the project site consist of species common to the oak woodland/oak savanna communities. No trees will be removed to complete the reroute, although minor brushing and limbing of trees and shrubs will occur to allow equipment to cut the new road.

Contact Information

Dan Canfield
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Benito
Other Information
Hollister Hills SVRA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
class 1 - S: 15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project will be the repair of existing facilities not expanding existing use. It will not have a negative effect on sensitive resources.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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