RDO Welcome Center


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
RDO Welcome Center
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will install a new modular building at Rancho del Oso (RDO) a sub-unit of Big Basin Redwoods State Park to orient visitors to the park. The new modular welcome center will retain same square footage as original modular ranger station being removed. Work will: • Remove existing modular Ranger Station and utilities; • Remove one (1) mature Douglas Fir tree and one snag; • Excavate a 4'x8'x6" and pour concrete for propane tank pad; • Excavate a 24"x22'x6" trench and install propane connection; and • Installation of new modular welcome center.

Contact Information

Sheila Branon
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation Santa Cruz District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Santa Cruz District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1, 3 & 4 Section: 15301, 15303 & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project consists of the operation and minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation.


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