Backcountry Gate Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Backcountry Gate Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Remove unnecessary fire road gates to improve park aesthetic, visitor experience, and emergency responder access, in the backcountry of Big Basin Redwoods State Park. Some gates are still in usable order, two (2) of which will be reused on Tan Bark Loop between Big Basin Redwoods State Park and sub-unit Little Basin. Work Will: See NOE for full document description.

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
Other Location Info
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
Project consists of the operation, repair, and maintenance of existing public and private structures involving no expansion of use beyond current levels; 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 minor alterations in the condition of land and vegetation that will not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


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