Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area - Truckhaven Palms - Flats Restoration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area - Truckhaven Palms - Flats Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will seek to enclose a degraded California Palm Oasis and potential water source (spring) and their corresponding resource features from further OHV encroachment into the target area. It will follow Best Management Practices guidelines from the California State Parks OHV BMP Manual for Erosion and Sediment Control. The project will mechanically de-compact and remove the existing visual trail below the hill climb, remove the invasive Tamarisk tree, re-contour ground with heavy equipment and hand crews, add a peeler-core barrier fence, rehabilitate with native plants and seed casting, and add two interpretive panels. 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
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Ocotillo Wells District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
Ocotillo Wells State Vehicular Recreation Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15311, 15333
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt because ii 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.


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