Sycamore Basin Downstream Restoration Project (Request No. 1652-2023-062-001-R4)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Sycamore Basin Downstream Restoration Project (Request No. 1652-2023-062-001-R4)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Existing conditions within the Project site include denuded understory vegetation, exposed tree roots, and geomorphic instability. The Project includes activities pertaining to stream recontour and stabilization, exclusionary no-climb fencing installation, and revegetation within a 1.3-acre Project footprint. The work proposed is expected to stabilize the stream, protect the Project site from off-road vehicle damage, and increase habitat complexity.

Contact Information

Megan Rooney
Agency Name
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Benito
Other Location Info
The Project will occur immediately downstream of Sycamore Basin within the Hollister Hills State Vehicular Recreation Area, in San Benito County; centered at coordinate 36.777267, -121.435972; Section 00, Township 13 South, Range 5 East; U.S. Geological Survey Map Hollister; Assessor’s Parcel Number 023-030-003-000.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 33 California Code of Regulations, title 14, section 15333
Reasons for Exemption
Class 33 consists of small projects not to exceed 5 acres in size to assure the maintenance, restoration, enhancement, or protection of habitat for fish, plants, or wildlife.


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