Rock Mammoth Fossil Excavation (ABDSP 187)

Summary

SCH Number
2018048408
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Rock Mammoth Fossil Excavation (ABDSP 187)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/18/2018

Document Description
This project entails the excavation and recovery off tooth and bone fragments of a mammoth (possibly skull and mandible) that are being actively eroded from a bank of unconsolidated gravel sands. Removal of the fossils is essential for the protection and conservation of these rare 200,000 to 12,000 years old mammoth specimens. Once the target level has been reached and all encountered aechaeological artifacts and fossils have been recorded and extracted, the removed and screened sediment will be replaces in the excavated space and groomed to match the appearance of the surrounding ground surface.

Contact Information
Terry Gerson
California Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Phone : (760) 767-4960

Location

Counties
San Diego
Other Information
Anza Borrego Desert State park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
class 6 - S:15306
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impact to the environment is anticipated in compliance to CEQA; "archaeological investigations by department staff"

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