Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area - Desert Ironwood Filled Donut


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area - Desert Ironwood Filled Donut
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
California Department of Parks and Recreation

Document Description
This project will improve the conditions for two ironwood trees and one creosote bush near the OWSVRA headquarters that has been circled by an OHV to the point that a ring (or donut) around the plant has been cut. In order to reduce the impacts to these trees, heavy equipment will be used to fill the donut. A water truck will wet the surrounding topsoil and a bulldozer will be used to push the soil into the depression until the area is level with the ground, creating a very gradual gradient. Hand digging will aid these efforts. An interpretive panel will be installed that describes the life cycle and ecological importance of ironwoods. An archaeological and biological monitor will be present at the discretion of the district Archaeologist and/or Environmental Scientist.

Contact Information
Jon M. O'Brien
California Department of Parks and Recreation
1725 23rd Street, Suite 200
Sacramento, CA 95816-7100

Phone : (916) 324-1574


Other Location Info
Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt because it falls within the CE classes listed above. Proposed activities described above do not have the potential for causing a significant effect on the environment. A CEQA Project Evaluation Form for the project is on file at the Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation Division office listed above.


Notice of Exemption
2020050092_Desert Ironwood Filled Donut   PDF 110 K

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