4 X 4 Area Revegetation and Trail Improvement Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
4 X 4 Area Revegetation and Trail Improvement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Remove multiple hill climb trails, restore topography and revegetate the restored hillside, while retaining and repairing an existing rock hill climb obstacle course and associated escape route and the adjacent Gully Trail in a portion of the 4 X 4 Area within Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area to reduce erosion and to improve recreation opportunities for recreation area visitors. The project will: - Use soil from a sediment basin to fill and restore the eroded hill climb trails and grade portions of the hillside to restore topography; - Once topography is restored, use hand tools to cut shallow trenches across the slope to install 4,200 lf of straw wattles for erosion control while the area is being reseeded; - Retain and reconfigure the boulders within the existing obstacle climb to improve the route; - Armor the Gully Trail, also to be retained, with rock to prevent further erosion; - Use 3,200 ft of temporary fencing, 660 ft of permanent fencing and a 600-ft section of k-rail to secure the project area; - Repair an existing roadside drainage ditch and line with rock; and - Hydro-seed the area once this work is completed.

Contact Information

Jim Micheaels
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Prairie City State Vehicular Rec Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the repair and minor alteration of existing public structures, facilities or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels and minor public alteration in the condition of land which do not involve removal trails and restoration and revegetation of areas and is included as "trail or road repairs", "trail removal" and "resource management projects" in the Dept of Parks and Rec's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR 15300.4.

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