Nicholas Pond Trail Post-Woolsey Fire FEMA-related Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Nicholas Pond Trail Post-Woolsey Fire FEMA-related Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project proposes reconstruction of a bridge, boardwalk, and overlook along Nicholas Pond Trail due to wildfire damage. The project would involve excavating the bridge approaches for 5-10 feet in order to replace the burned-out soil dams. The excavated area will be 4’ deep by 6’ wide by the 10’ length on each approach. Original fill will be used to rebuild the approaches once the soil dams are replaced. The boardwalk and overlook will match original specifications (i.e., 160 sf overlook and 30’ of boardwalk).

Contact Information

Cesar Moreno
Agency Name
California State Parks, Angeles District
Job Title
Associate Park and Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Southern California
Cross Streets
Decker Road and Decker School Road
State Highways
State Routes 1 and 23
San Nicolas Canyon Creek, Los Alisos Canyon Creek, Lachusa Canyon Creek, Encinal Canyon Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class1 Section 15301 and Class 4 Section 1504
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impacts to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA §15300.2. If the project is implemented as indicated within the CDPR Project Evaluation Form including conditions provided by CDPR staff, then it is exempt under CEQA §15301 – Existing Facilities and §15304 – Minor Alterations to Land. The action falls under the Departmental List of Exempt activities according to CEQA §15300.4 as: • Trail repairs (Class 1, Section 15301) • Minor alterations in the condition of land. (Class 4, Section 15304)


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