Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) – Manly Gulch Trail Class III Work Site (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0190-R1)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW)
Document Title
Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) – Manly Gulch Trail Class III Work Site (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2020-0190-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2020-0190-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Mike Powers representing California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection. The project will remove an existing 14-foot wooden bridge crossing and replace with a rocked ford trail crossing, which will be performed using hand tools. The stream bed and bank will be laid back and rock armor (4-12”+ cobble) keyed-in to form a broad dip that will channel flows within the centerline of the watercourse and stabilize the banks to reduce potential for scouring and allow for passage of 100-year flow. Smaller rock material may be placed within larger rock voids to create a smooth trail surface.

Contact Information

Jennifer Garrison
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife Northern Region
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Project is located along the existing Manly Gulch multiuse trail. The majority of the Manly Gulch Trail lies within the JDSF ownership. A short segment lies within the Mendocino Woodlands State Park. From the town of Mendocino drive east on Little Lake Road approximately 4 miles to JDSF Road 720. Turn (right) onto Forest Road 720 to the intersection with Road 730, inside the Mendocino Woodlands SP. Continue north along Road 730 for approximately 2 miles, transecting the Mendocino Woodlands to the lower Manly Gulch Trailhead. The trail follows Manly Gulch along the lower section and continues upslope until intersecting with the Forest History Trail.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 1; California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15301.
Reasons for Exemption
The project replaces a culvert with a culvert that is correctly sized, placed, and aligned. There would be no significant adverse impact on endangered, rare or threatened species or their habitat pursuant to section 15065. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site that may be disturbed or removed. The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects.


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