Storm Damaged Big Trees Creek Culvert Replacement & Road Stabilization


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Storm Damaged Big Trees Creek Culvert Replacement & Road Stabilization
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Repair and rehabilitate the storm damaged North Grove Trail at Calaveras Big Trees State Park to restore the integrity of the roadway and upgrade the capacity of the culvert. Work will: -Remove four (4) alders; - Excavate and remove the existing dilapidated 4' diameter culvert; - Install a new 6' diameter culvert; - Cover with riprap, if needed, for stability and cover with excavated material - Install riprap along eroded road embankment; and - Compact excess soul from culvert replacement into place near eroded embankment for additional road stability.

Contact Information

Lorelei Oviatt
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 15302 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of maintenance or minor alteration of existing public facilities or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that exiting at the time of the lead agency's determination listed as "Trail or road repair" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR 15300.4; the replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity as the structure replaced; and minor public alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry purposes.

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