Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area (SVRA)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will seek to enclose a plam oasis water source (spring) and its corresponding resource features from further OHV encroachment, while providing habitat rehabilitation, erosion protection, interpretive opportuntity and ecosystem health improvement over time. The project goals are: restore degraded hillclimb section of trail slope, contour and aspect using heavy equipment machinery to match that of the surrounding area, mechanically decompact and remove the existing visual trail below the hillclimb; recontour ground with the mechanicl heavy equipment and hand crews; add an exclusion peeler core barrier fence to the outer delimiting fence boundary to protect from the site encroachment; reabilitate the palm oasis habitat with ntive plants and seed casting; add two interpretive panels outside the exclusion fence to include native American/cultural use, habitat restoration, and palm oasis ecosystem information; monitor the progress of the rehabilitation and habitat over time, to include ingress, species, composition and diversity, spring monitoring the habitat change over time.

Contact Information

Brian Robertson
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Ocotillo Wells SVRA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15311, 15333
Reasons for Exemption
Proposed activities described above do not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment.

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