Back Ranch Fire Road/Shoreline Trail Crossing – Drainage Improvement


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Back Ranch Fire Road/Shoreline Trail Crossing – Drainage Improvement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
California Department of Parks and Recreation, Bay Area District

Document Description
Improve drainage on Back Ranch Fire Road and Shoreline Trail in China Camp State Park to reduce erosion and impacts to resources. Work will include a combination of the following to address site-specific needs along both Shoreline Trail and Back Ranch Fire Road in the vicinity of their junction: • Excavate up to approximately 6” where needed for drainage features; • Excavate to install new rolling dips and improve existing rolling dips; • Install elbow fittings on two (2) existing culvert inlets to bring the inlets close to existing grade; • Use 12” to 8” rock rip rap to armor culvert outlets; • Install 12” to 8” rock rip rap armoring in drainage ditches and above and below armored trail crossing; • Mix class II AB rock with native soil to harden and compact soil; • Remove excess loose soils; • Consolidate existing rock storage pile to improve drainage around the pile; and • Compact remaining loose soils and install coir erosion control mats over disturbed areas.

Contact Information
Cyndy Shafer
California Department of Parks and Recreation, Bay Area District
845 Casa Grande Road
Petaluma, CA 94954

Phone : (707) 769-5652


San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
China Camp State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1, 2 & 4 Section: 15301, 15302 &15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures or facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels, included as "Trail or road repairs" 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 the minor public or private alteration in the condition of land which does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


Notice of Exemption
N__Bay Area District_CEQA- PEF Tracking Log_2020 Project Files_CCSP Shoreline Trail Back Ranch Road work_12992_CCSP Back Ranch Shoreline Trail Drainage Improvement FinalNOE_02-21-20   PDF 218 K

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