Repair Lower Falls Paved Trail at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Repair Lower Falls Paved Trail at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project proposes to repair existing erosion and build a retaining wall, with railing, along the lower portion of the Burney Falls Trail at McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park to repair and stabilize the existing trail and deter short-cutting to the falls pool. The project will encompass approx. 250 linear feet of trail, from the end of an existing retaining wall at the lowest switchback, to existing stairs that enable access to the falls pool viewing area.

Contact Information

Joel Bonilla
Agency Name
California State Parks
Job Title
Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Burney California
Northern California
Cross Streets
24898 CA-89, Burney, CA 96013
Other Location Info
The project is located entirely within McArthur-Burney Falls Memorial State Park. The project will repair the lower falls paved trail.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 1, 2, 3 & 4 Section: 15301, 15302, 15303 & 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of operation, repair, and maintenance of minor alteration of existing public or private structures, facilities, mechanical equipment, or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels, included as “utility repairs or minor upgrades” and “Trail or road repairs” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR §15300.4; replacement or reconstruction of existing structures and facilities where the new structure will be located on the same site as the structure replaced and will have substantially the same purpose and capacity at the structure replaced; construction and location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; and consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.


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