Geological Testing for Bluff Stabilization Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Geological Testing for Bluff Stabilization Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Conduct geological testing on the bluff next to the Santa Cruz Mission in Santa Cruz Mission State Historic Park to guide future slope stabilization work that will ensure the safety of the Mission complex. Work will utilize a truck-mounted drill rig with 7.5" hollow-stem augers to bore two 4" to 6" diameter holes to a depth of 30' to 50' (depending on location and subsurface conditions) at the edge of the bluff within the garden. Representative soil samples will be recorded for future analysis and the holes will be backfilled with the excavated soils.

Contact Information

Sheila Branon
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Other Location Info
Santa Cru Mission State Historic Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, 15306
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of the land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, except for forestry or agricultural purposes, and basic data collection and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource, included as "soils and structural engineering tests" in the Park and Rec's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR 15300.4.

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