Former CDF Training Area Restoration Project, Mammoth Bar Off-Highway Area
- SCH Number
- Lead Agency
- Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
- Document Title
- Former CDF Training Area Restoration Project, Mammoth Bar Off-Highway Area
- Document Type
- NOE - Notice of Exemption
- Document Description
- The objective of this project is to restore to native conditions the former CDF Training Area (CDFTA) trail within the Mammoth Bar Off Highway Vehicle (OHV) Area. This trail traverses a section of the northernmost extent of the Chamise series (Sawer, J.) referable to chaparral plant community (Holland, 1988). The chamise series is a plant community dominated by shrubs, with chamise as the sole or dominant shrub in the canopy. Though this plant community is not rare in its distribution in California, the CDFTA area represents a population that is in the northern most part of its range. Some of the other plants in the area include Interior Live Oak, Poison Oak, and Toyon. The soils in the project area are typically Auburn-Sob ante-Rock outcrop complex, 30 to 50% slopes and Auburn-Sobrante-Rock outcrop complex, 50 to 70% slopes. Originally, the condition of this area was created through the use by CDF in the late 1980's and early 1990's to train crews on building fire lines through brush. The training in this area was discontinued because of environmental concerns. Some time after this the site developed into an undesignated OHV riding area. In 2001, direct access to the area was blocked to rehabilitate the area and no OHV use is now occurring in the area. This proposed project is to restore the remaining disturbed areas by soil contouring, mulching, drainage repair and seeding and planting of appropriate native plants.
- Contact Information
California Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001
Phone : (530) 885-4527 x15
Notice of Exemption
- Exempt Status
- Categorical Exemption
- Type, Section or Code
- Sections 15304, 11, 33
- Reasons for Exemption
- This project will not exceed five acres in size and will restore habitat for plants and wildlife. This project will be a minor alteration in the condition of the land and will not have a detrimental effect on the environment.
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