Grizzly Gulch Re-route and Restoration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Grizzly Gulch Re-route and Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Replace a remnant section of Grizzly Gulch Trail in Henry W. Coe State Park to create a more sustainable alignment with a gradual slope that will allow for better drainage and a more enjoyable experience for visitors. Additional work will restore the old trail alignment after the new route is completed. To establish the new alignment and then remove the remnant alignment work will: • Remove up to twenty (20) medium sized trees: (15) coast live oaks, (3) blue oaks, and (2) bay laurel trees); • Use a bulldozer to establish the new 4' by 7,840' trail alignment with switchbacks, armored crossings, and climbing turns built to Department Trail Standards; • Use a bulldozer to decompact the soil and berms of the remnant alignment; • Use small mechanical trail equipment as needed to move soils and/or other materials; and • Plant 1 ODs of native trees, shrubs, and grasses in the area of the removed trail alignment. No materials will be brought in or leave the project areas and the project will have no net loss in habitat after completion of both stages.

Contact Information

Gina Benigno
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation Diablo Range District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Clara
Other Location Info
Henry W. Coe State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1 & 4 Section: 15031 & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of operation, repair, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agriculture purposes and is included as "Trail or road repairs" and "Trail construction or realignment" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.


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