Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Whitehouse Creek Burn Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Continue an on-going program of prescribed burns on approximately 145 acres in the coastal prairie at Ano Nuevo State Reserve to reduce the occurrence of exotic plant species; remove dead, standing branches of woody species; provide more favorable conditions for native perennial grasses; and reduce fuel hazard at the site. Burns will be conducted in accordance with the Ano Nuevo State Reserve Whitehouse Creek Prescribed Burn Plan, the California State Parks "Wildland Fuel Management Guidelines for the State Park System", and applicable state and federal fire management and air quality guidelines and regulations.
Project consists of the minor alterations of existing topographical features, involving negligible expansion of use beyond current levels, and minor alterations in the condition of land and vegetation that do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.