China Camp Bird Monitoring Tower


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
China Camp Bird Monitoring Tower
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Install a Motus Wildlife Tracking Systems (MOTUS) in China Camp State Park to facilitate research and education on the ecology and conservation of migratory animals. Work will install one (1) 6-foot mast and three (3), 4-foot antennas onto the existing kiosk and connect into the existing power at the kiosk. There would be no ground disturbance or connections and minimal disturbance to the marsh viewshed.

Contact Information

Michelle P. Squyer
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
District Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Rafael
Citywide, Countywide, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
North San Pedro Road
State Highways

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15303, 15306 & 15311
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation or minor alteration to existing public or private structures, facilities or topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels; construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; Consists of basic data collection and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource; and construction or placement of minor structures accessory to (appurtenant to) existing commercial, industrial, or institutional facilities.


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