Programmatic Environmental Impact Report on Changes in Trail Use

Statewide Program Environmental Impact Report for Roads and Trails Change-in-Use (PEIR)

California State Parks (Department) has developed procedures for evaluating road and trail use change requests that may originate from public user groups or from within the Department as a road and trail system planning effort (see links below). 

Changes in designated use can include adding or removing designated uses from existing roads or trails. The Department has prepared and filed with the Governor's Office of Planning and Research State Clearinghouse (SCH) a Statewide Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) to serve as a first-tier document meant to address the broad environmental effects that could be associated with the road/trail change-in-use procedures.  These documents are available at the following links: 

Road and Trail Change-in-Use Evaluation Process
Draft Program Environmental Imapct Report
Volume 1 - Draft PEIR
Volume 2 - Appendices

Final Program Environmental Impact Report
Volume 1 - Final PEIR
Volume 2 - Appendices

Additional Resources
Findings of Fact
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program
Notice of Determination

Further site-specific environmental review may be required for particular aspects of the procedures if and when those aspects or portions of the procedures are implemented and impacts identified.