Antelope Creek Experimental Forest Designation


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Antelope Creek Experimental Forest Designation
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Board of Forestry and Fire Protection, under Public Resources Code Section 4526, has designated 11 acres as "experimental forestland" removing those lands from the definition of "timberland" to which the California Forest Practice Rukes apply. These lands are managed by Sierra Pacific Industries, which intends to carry out experiments of timber harvesting on stream temperatures. All harvest activities will be conducted in accordance with the Forest Practice Rules, except for the maintenance of minimum canopy retention requirements within the watercourse and lake protection zone. Over the next three years, overstory trees will be removed to the active channel bank of a Class I watercourse. The experiment will be terminated if average daily stream temperatures reach 25 degrees Celsius.

Contact Information

Daniel R. Sednek
Agency Name
Department of Forestry And Fire Protection
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 6, Section 15306
Reasons for Exemption
The project is consistent with the Class 6 exemption in that it includes basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluationactivities that do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource.

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