Circle Oaks Fuel Modification


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Circle Oaks Fuel Modification
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This Project is located in eastern Napa County in the Circle Oaks Subdivision which is located along State Highway 121 between the City of Napa and Lake Berryessa. The Circle Oaks Subdivision contains the largest concentration of people and houses in eastern Napa County. This project uses the existing subdivision roadways and the County roads easement to contain vegetation fires by using this combination of easement and roadways as a fuel break. Ornamental vegetation will not be removed unless requested by the property owner. This project calls for completion of all the roadway easements within the subdivision with priorty given to roadway easements along the perimeter of the subdivision.

Contact Information

Robert Chew, Fire Cpt
Agency Name
Department of Forestry And Fire Protection; Napa Ranger Unit
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Minor Alterations to Land 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project entails removing unmerchantable sized trees and brush to create a shaded fuel break an defensible ingress/egress corridor, and to improve existing defensible space features along an existing fuelbreak and around structures. No ground disturbing equipment (ie..bulldozer,excavator) will be utilized. Cut material will be chipped and/or piled and burned. The project entails only hand clearing, and possible burning and chipping of removed materials, processes that emulate the natural processof recurring wildfire, so no negative impacts on native flora or fauna is anticipated.

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