Fort Independence Monuments Clean CA


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 9 (DOT)
Document Title
Fort Independence Monuments Clean CA
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Caltrans and the Fort Independence Tribe have executed a Cooperative Agreement to facilitate the transfer of funds to the Tribe for construction of monument markers at the northern and southern boundaries of the Fort Independence Indian Community’s Reservation adjacent to US 395 in Inyo County at post mile 76.0 and 77.34. The purpose of the project is to improve aesthetics, beautify shared spaces in and around the Tribal community, provide a point of pride for the Fort Independence Tribe and inform travelers to the Eastern Sierra and their ancestral Tribal Lands. The Project is needed to denote the boundaries of the Fort Independence Reservation along US 395 and improve the place-making attributes of the Tribe’s community. The monuments will be constructed on the existing facility in previously disturbed areas within Caltrans operational easement and of the clear recovery zone.

Contact Information

Kristopher Bason
Agency Name
Caltrans District 9
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Southern California
State Highways

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301. Class 1 (c)
Reasons for Exemption
All work will occur on disturbed areas within Caltrans right-of-way. Traffic will not be re-routed during construction. With implementation of avoidance and minimization measures, no known environmental resources will be impacted.
County Clerk
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