2021 4x4 Area Re-Veg and Rock Crawl Trail


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
2021 4x4 Area Re-Veg and Rock Crawl Trail
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Increase vegetative cover, remove redundant trails, and create a new and sustainable rock crawl trail in the 4x4 Area within Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area to reduce soil erosion and provide additional recreational opportunities. The project site spans approximately 8 acres containing trails and unvegetated areas. Work will: • Use heavy equipment to install a new 1,858 feet long by 24 feet wide rock crawl trail containing rocks and boulders; • Use heavy equipment to improve 250 feet by 20 feet of existing road surface to provide access to an existing restroom; • Repair/install 3,716 feet of permanent fencing. Incorporate existing fencing where feasible; • Use approximately 160 cubic yards of dredged soil from within the Park’s sediment basins as well as soil displaced by the installation of the new rock crawl trail to re-slope and supplement areas targeted for revegetation; and • Hydroseed to revegetate a total of 4.14 acres with native seed and a high-performance flexible growth medium. Project will avoid Waters of the U.S. and Waters of the State of California. Project construction will be conducted outside of the nesting bird season and during favorable weather conditions.

Contact Information

Jim Micheaels
Agency Name
Department of Parks & Recreation
Job Title
Senior Park & Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rancho Cordova
Northern California
Other Location Info
Prairie City State Vehicular Recreation Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 3, 4; Section 15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees and is included as “fencing”, "trail construction or realignment", "resource management projects" and "trail removal" and in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR §15300.4.


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