Brooktrails Shaded Fuel Break


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Brooktrails Shaded Fuel Break
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Construct shaded fuelbreak areas behind and between homes and in designated open space zones throughout the Brooktrails subdivision, encompassing 4,943 acres. Practice components of the shaded fuelbreak are restricted to pruning existing trees 10-12 feet up the base to remove fuel "ladders", thinning trees where crowns are touching, reducing vegetation fuel height to 30 inches, and manual removal of flammable shrubs, such as chemise and broom. Ornamentals and special landscaping features will be protected. No ground will be disturbed. Most of the slash from the project will be chipped and spread. Slash may be piled and burned where access is limited.

Contact Information

Tess Albin-Smith
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 4, Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Allows minor alteration of vegetation, including fuel management activities to reduce the volume of flammable vegetation, provided the activities do not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species or significant erosion and sedimentation of surface waters. According to the DFG Natural Diversity Database, there are no listed plant or animal species affected by this project. There will be no impact to historic or cultural resources due to lack of ground disturbance.

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