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File #: 15-0950    Version: 1
Type: Agenda Item Status: Approved
File created: 7/30/2015 In control: Board of Supervisors
On agenda: 8/25/2015 Final action: 8/25/2015
Title: Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement #079-S1611 with Michael Baker International, Inc., to provide services in an amount not to exceed $135,015 for a term of one year from the date of final execution to: 1) Identify alternate routes for the Rubicon Trail around Wentworth Springs and Wintercamp, two areas known to have Saturated Soil Conditions during winter months; and 2) Provide the necessary mitigation requirements for California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act environmental review for the identification of alternate trail alignments on the Rubicon Trail. FUNDING: California State Parks, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Division Grants.
Attachments: 1. A - Alt Trail Consultant - Michael Baker Int Inc. 8-25-15, 2. B - Alt Trail Map 8-25-15, 3. C - Blue Route 8-25-15, 4. Executed Agreement 079-S1611 (8-25-15)
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Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division recommending the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement #079-S1611 with Michael Baker International, Inc., to provide services in an amount not to exceed $135,015 for a term of one year from the date of final execution to:
1) Identify alternate routes for the Rubicon Trail around Wentworth Springs and Wintercamp, two areas known to have Saturated Soil Conditions during winter months; and
2) Provide the necessary mitigation requirements for California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act environmental review for the identification of alternate trail alignments on the Rubicon Trail.

FUNDING: California State Parks, Off Highway Motor Vehicle Division Grants.
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DEPARTMENT RECOMMENDATION
Chief Administrative Office, Parks Division recommends the Board approve and authorize the Chair to sign Agreement #079-S1611 with Michael Baker International, Inc. to Identify alternate routes for the Rubicon Trail around Wentworth Springs and Wintercamp and provide the necessary mitigation requirements for California Environmental Quality Act and National Environmental Policy Act environmental review for the identification of alternate trail alignments on the Rubicon Trail. The County does not have staffing, expertise or equipment available to complete the necessary mitigation requirements for California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) environmental review for the identification of alternate trail alignments on the Rubicon Trail.

DISCUSSION / BACKGROUND
The proposed study for Alternate Trail Routes for the Rubicon Trail focuses on two (2) segments of the Rubicon Trail, Wentworth Springs Campground and Winter Camp Area. There are seven areas identified in Exhibit "C" of the Easement grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Forest Service on August 14, 2012. Of the seven areas, two areas proposed for alternate routes have histori...

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