Lane’s Flat Environmental Testing


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Lane’s Flat Environmental Testing
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project proposes an environmental testing evaluation of Lane’s Redwoods Flat in Smith Redwoods State Natural Reserve for listing on the National Register of Historic Places, California Register of Historical Resources, and as a State Historical Landmark. Work will: • Use hand shovels or 4-in. diameter hand augers to excavate up to 30 randomly placed 4-12 in. holes to no more than 4-ft deep; • Use a backhoe to excavate up to three (3) 4-ft deep x 3-ft wide x 8-ft long trenches; and • Use ¼-in. mesh to screen all excavated soils and backfill the holes and trenches with the excavated soils. All test units and trenches will be located at least 6-ft from all large diameter (greater than 24-in.) redwood trees to ensure that excavations occur outside the structural root zone.

Contact Information

Rosalind Litzky
Agency Name
CA Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
District Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California, Unincorporated
State Highways
Other Location Info
Within Smithe Grove State Natural Reserve

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, 4, and 6
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; the minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not include the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees; and consists of basic data collection, research and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource, and is included as “soils and structural engineering tests” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR §15300.4.
County Clerk


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