Cannabis Access Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Cannabis Access Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project involves the removal of unauthorized accessways, strengthening of gate infrastructure, and shaded fuel break construction in the upper San Lorenzo watershed in Castle Rock State Park to curb unauthorized cannabis cultivation. Work will utilize Proposition 64 funding which provides for “cleanup, remediation, and restoration of environmental damage in watersheds affected by marijuana cultivation”. Work will: • Excavate 2.5 cubic yards to secure two (2) 6-inch posts in concrete and install a steel gate; • Replace two (2) wooden vehicle bridges (SCH No. 2016128009); • Create approximately 30.6 acres of shaded fuel breaks along service roads and trails; and • Remove an abandoned roadway by excavating approximately 1418 cubic yards of fill material, placing the excavated material into the road cut, compacting the fill and regrading to slope.

Contact Information

Linda Hitchcock
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Senior Park and Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Total Acres
State Highways
Kings Creek, San Lorenzo River

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the repair or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, or topographic features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees and is included as “Construction or installation of park facilities, such as fencing and gates”, “resource management projects”, and “trail removal” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.


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