Great Redwood Trail Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Great Redwood Trail Agency (GRTA)
Document Title
Great Redwood Trail Project
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR
Present Land Use
Document Description
The Great Redwood Trail Agency (GRTA) proposes to develop a 231-mile, multi-use trail from the Mendocino County/Sonoma County line north to Humboldt County on former North Coast Railroad Authority (NCRA) right-of-way and adjacent public lands. This is the portion of former NCRA right-of-way that remains in the GRTA’s operational control. The proposed trail would connect to an existing Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) rail corridor trail in Sonoma County to establish an interregional trail corridor between the North Bay communities of the San Francisco Bay Area and the Arcata/Eureka communities around Humboldt Bay. It would be designed and managed to protect and enhance the surrounding natural environment, respect neighboring properties, and offer safe and equitable access for a wide range of users, including hikers, equestrians, cyclists, runners, wheelchair users, and others. GRTA prepared a draft Master Plan document which will be the basis for the proposed project evaluated in the program environmental impact report (PEIR).

Contact Information

Elaine Hogan
Agency Name
Great Redwood Trail Agency
Job Title
Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Arcata, Blue Lake, Eureka, Fortuna, Rio Dell, Ukiah, Willits
Humboldt, Mendocino, Trinity
Northern California
Mendocino Railway
Russian River, Eel River

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Coastal Commission (CCC), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Marin Region 7 (CDFW), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR), California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC)
Development Types
Recreational (Trail)
Local Actions
Master Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Coastal Zone, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Growth Inducement, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Septic System, Sewer Capacity, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]
Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form
State Comment Letters [Comments from State Reviewing Agency(ies)]

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