Former CDF Training Area Restoration Project, Mammoth Bar Off-Highway Area

Summary

SCH Number
2005038269
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
Received
Posted
3/21/2005

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
Mike Lynch
California Department of Parks and Recreation
1416 Ninth Street P.O. Box 942896
Sacramento, CA 94296-0001

Phone : (530) 885-4527 x15
mlync@parks.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Auburn
Counties
Placer

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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