Nature Trail Accessibility Improvements


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Nature Trail Accessibility Improvements
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will include accessibility improvements to portions of the Nature Trail at Arthur B. Ripley Desert Woodland State Park. The improvements are designed to bring the trail in compliance with California State Parks accessibility guidelines and associated legal mandates. Once implemented this project would create approximately 0.25 miles of accessible trail. The primary project elements include trail construction, vault restroom, trail removal, trail signs and benches. Measures to be implemented to avoid and/or minimize environmental impact may be obtained by submitting a request to the project Environmental Coordinator listed below.

Contact Information

Luke Serna
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Associate Park & Recreation Specialist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CCR 15303; 15304
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impact to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA §15300.2. If the project is implemented as indicated within the CDPR Project Evaluation Form, then it is exempt under CEQA §15303–New Construction or Conversion of Small Structures and §15304–Minor Alternations in Land Use Limitations. The action falls under the CDPR Departmental List of Exempt activities according to CEQA §15300.4 as: • “Modifications of existing facilities for handicap access” (Class 3, §15303) • “Trail construction or realignment” (Class 4, §15304)
County Clerk
Los Angeles


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