Fox Lane Trail Improvement Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Marin County Open Space District (MCOSD)
Document Title
Fox Lane Trail Improvement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the proposed project is to improve the existing trail to multi-use standards as defined in the Marin County Open Space District’s Road and Trail Management Plan. This will entail widening the trail, improving tread condition, and improving site lines. The Fox Lane Trail extends from the end of Fox Lane in San Anselmo to the Mission Pass Bike Path and traverses the northside of the Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Divide ridgeline through non-native grassland and oak/bay woodland vegetation types. It is approximately 1,000 feet in length with an average gradient of 9 percent. The geomorphic location of the trail is best described as ridgetop to upper convex slope. Existing trail width is approximately 1 to 2 feet.

Contact Information

Kelly Hyde
Agency Name
Marin County Open Space District
Job Title
Assistant Open Space Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Rafael
Cross Streets
Fox Lane, San Anselmo, CA; Mission Pass Path, San Anselmo, CA
Total Acres
Parcel #
175-010-93, 177-041-03, 177-041-05, 177-071-09
State Highways
HWY 101
Hidden Valley Elementary, Valecito Elementary
Gallinas Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project consists of improvements to the existing Fox Lane Trail at Terra Linda/Sleepy Hollow Open Space Preserve. No expansion of existing or former use would result from the implementation of the proposed project. The proposed project is not located in a sensitive environment such as wetlands or on a hazardous waste site pursuant to Government Code Section 65962.5. The project area is not located within an officially designated state scenic highway and nonetheless would not affect scenic resources including trees, historical buildings, rock outcroppings, or similar resources. The removal of eleven small-diameter trees would not affect overall scenic resources or habitat because of the density of remaining trees in the project area. Implementation of the proposed project would not result in cumulative impacts; result in a significant effect to the environment due to unusual circumstances, or change the significance of a historical resource.
County Clerk


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