Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp Improvements
NOE - Notice of Exemption
This project proposes the reestablishment of the natural land contours to the rear of an existing auto shop to address ongoing drainage issues and to facilitate removal and partial replacement of an existing cinder block retaining wall with a keystone stack block wall 3 feet in height at the Puerta La Cruz Conservation Camp. The Pueta La Cruz Conservation Camp is located at 32363 Hwy 79, Warner Springs, CA approx. 30 miles southeast of Temecula and approx. 4 miles northwest of the small community of Warner Springs. To accomplish this project will require removal and transport of approx. 600 cubic yards of previously backfilled soil from its current location behind a decaying cinder block wall to an unused burrow area approx. 200 feet north where it will be placed into existing native contours. Removal of the 126-foot long, 5-foot high cinder block wall and attached 8-foot by 20-foot degraded cement slab with removed materials will be stockpiled on site. Placement of approx. 150 foot long keystone stacked cement block wall will be performed using CAL FIRE equipment, hand crews, personnel. CAL FIR-owned mechanized fuel-powered equipment will be used to facilitate this project. This includes staff vehicles, a diesel dozer, loader and dump truck. The project will take an estimated 10 days to complete.