Wilder Mines Closure


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Wilder Mines Closure
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project will close abandoned mines in Wilder Ranch State Park to reduce risk to public health and safety and reduce further site degradation. The proposed work will fill the open space of each mine with a polyurethane foam (PUF) plug and cover/backfill the plug, by hand, with nearby soil. All work will be completed in conjunction with the Department of Conservation (DOC), Abandoned Mine Lands Unit.

Contact Information

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


unincorporated area
Santa Cruz

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels and minor public or private alteration in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


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