West Englesman Trail Reroute and Decommission

Summary

SCH Number
2018088578
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
West Englesman Trail Reroute and Decommission
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/30/2018

Document Description
Complete work to reroute a segment of the West Englesman Trail in Wilder Ranch State Park to enhance pedestrian hiking and biking and to provide park visitors with an improved and safer trail for recreational usage. Work will: For new 5,560' alignment: -hand remove duff and organic material and save for mulch; -cut and rake grass and save for mulch; -Manually remove all brush and limbs within the proposed new alignment and stockpile for use in the decommissioning of old route; -cut encroaching Douglas fir trees and Cotoneaster sp. and treat with herbicide -remove rails from 10' section of historic fence; -use mini-excavator to cut the tread bench to 4' wide and backslope; -Use hand crews to compact and shape -Lightly spread organic materials over fillslope, cutslope, and other disturbed surfaces; and -where needed, place several inches of rock on the tread benches and compact with plate compactors. -where needed, add crushed rock armoring along climbing turns and in swales To decommision 44, 245 of old alignment: -install signs, brush, debris, and fencing to denote closure of old road; and -repair the road drainage and install new structures to prevent water run-off along long lengths road.

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

Phone : (831) 335-6385
sheila.branon@parks.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Santa Cruz
Other Information
Wilder Ranch State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the repair and maintenance of an existing public structure and facility involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities; and minor alterations in the condition of vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, except for forestry purposes, included as "Trail or road repairs", "Signs" and "trail construction or realignment" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR 15300.4
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