Upper Aptos Creek Fire Road Gate and Barrier Installation


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Upper Aptos Creek Fire Road Gate and Barrier Installation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Santa Cruz District

Document Description
The project will install a security gate and associated barriers at the intersection of Buzzard Lagoon Road and Aptos Creek Fire Road in The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park to increase law enforcement access, visibility, and protection of resources. Work will: • Excavate two (2) 4' deep by 3' diameter post holes and install gate posts secured with concrete; • Install a 16' steel gate between the posts; and • Construct approximately 65' long barriers on either side of the new gate. Barriers will be composed solely of any combination of boulders, downed wood, steel posts in concrete, and/or steel cable.

Contact Information
Sheila Branon
Department of Parks and Recreation Santa Cruz District
303 Big Trees Park Road
Felton, CA 95018

Phone : (831) 335-6385


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
The Forest of Nisene Marks State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 3 & 4 Section: 15303 & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures, included as "fencing and gates" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR §15300.4; and the minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


Notice of Exemption
2020020020_12967_NOE_Signed_Aptos Creek Fire Road Gate and Barrier   PDF 333 K PEF_Nisene Marks Aptos Creek Fire Road Gate_Signed   PDF 7988 K

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