Big Basin Redwoods Headquarters Interim CZU Improvements


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Big Basin Redwoods Headquarters Interim CZU Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
On August 15, 2020, the CZU Lightening Complex fire destroyed all structures at the Big Basin Redwoods State Park entrance. Since the fire, State Route (Hwy) 236 through the park has been completely closed to the public. However, Caltrans is requiring that State Parks reopen the highway by June 2022 and temporary improvements are needed to accommodate its reopening. This project proposes to install temporary facilities necessary to reopen the park, initially on a reservation system.

Contact Information

Brad Michalk
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Statewide CEQA Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Santa Cruz
San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
Hwy 236 @ North Escape Road
State Highways
Other Location Info
Big Basin Redwoods State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the replacement of facilities damaged or destroyed as a result of a disaster in a disaster stricken area in which a state of emergency has been proclaimed by the Governor pursuant to the California Emergency Services Act, commencing with Section 8550 of the Government Code.


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