Shady Rest Park Winter Recreation Staging Area Improvement


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Mammoth Lakes
Document Title
Shady Rest Park Winter Recreation Staging Area Improvement
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Staging Area Improvement project will involve cutting into the existing dirt road and adjacent slope approximately 20 feet to provide a paved parking area for approximately 10 vehicles and provide additional space for winter snowplows to safely operate. A 2:1 slope will be placed around the excavated area to stabilize the hillside and minimize erosion. This project will improve winter recreation access, public safety, and ongoing erosion issues by stabilizing and delineating the existing (informal) vehicle staging area and creating additional parking and egress (turn-around space) for snowplows and large vehicles. The project area is confined to a historic and existing disturbed area that currently serves as a de facto, non-formalized staging area for multiple recreation user groups who are accessing National Forest system lands from the town managed Shady Rest Park (under Special Use Permit from Inyo National Forest).

Contact Information

Haislip Hayes
Agency Name
Town of Mammoth Lakes
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Town of Mammoth Lakes
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Mammoth Lakes
Other Location Info
Sawmill Road, Shady Rest Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 (c), Repair and Minor Alteration of Existing Facilities, because the project only involves a negligible expansion of an existing facility and the expansion area is limited to a previously disturbed area that is currently used for the same transportation purpose (i.e., informal vehicle staging area), and none of the exceptions set forth in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 are present.


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