BLM Ridgecrest Field Office Ground Operations


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
BLM Ridgecrest Field Office Ground Operations
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project activities include routine maintenance of 15-30 miles of high-use OHV routes and trails; installing and maintaining directional and informational signs, kiosks, and fencing; trash and restroom facilities maintenance; soils, plant, and wildlife monitoring; and public outreach and information services. No expansion of existing maintenance activities or facility operations is proposed.

Contact Information

Jon M. O'Brien
Agency Name
Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Environmental Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Mono, San Bernardino
Southern California
Other Location Info
Western Mojave Desert including Jawbone, Dove Springs, Spangler Hills, Trona Pinnacles, Fossil Falls Campground, and the Desert Tortoise Research Natural Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301 Existing Facilities
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt because it falls within the CE class listed above. Project activities described above do not have the potential for causing a significant adverse effect on the environment. A CEQA Exemption Review Form for the project is on file at the OHMVR Division office listed above. No exceptions to the exemption apply to this project.


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