Los Padres National Forest - Ground Operations


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Los Padres National Forest - Ground Operations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project includes ongoing facility and trail maintenance along 365 miles of the existing trail. Trail maintenance includes surveys, clearing hazard trees, repairs, brushing, logging out, maintaining erosion features, and hardening trail sections. Other facility maintenance and repair includes activities such as vault pumping, cleaning, painting, and litter pick up. Installation/replacement of signs and fences or barriers, along with resource monitoring and surveys, is also included. The project will not expand existing facility use or operations.

Contact Information

Jon M. O'Brien
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Environmental Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Kern, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara, Ventura
Southern California
Other Location Info
Ojai, Mt. Pinos, Santa Barbara, and Santa Lucia Ranger Districts

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301 Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt because it falls within the CE class listed above. Project activities described above do not have the potential for causing a significant adverse effect on the environment. A CEQA Exemption Review Form for the project is on file at the OHMVR Division office listed above. No exceptions to the exemption apply to this project.


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