To construct a Shaded Fuelbreak along designated evacuation routes within 25-50 feet of both sides of the road surface throughout the community of Mosquito, CA. The project will encompass approximately 62 acres. Vegetation treatments include pruning existing conifers ten feet up from the base and hardwood species 8 feet up the base to remove fuel "ladders," thinning trees where crowns are touching to provide horizontal separation at a minimum 20 feet between trees, removing downed limbs and logs over four inches in diameter but less than eight inches in diameter and removal of slash. Slash and logs less than 8 inches in diameter will be disposed of by chipping in the roadway. Participating landowners will use the chips for landscaping mulch. No heavy equipment will be used off road. Ornamentals and special landscaping features will be protected.
Project involves minor alteration of vegetation, including fuel management activities to reduce the volume of flammable vegetation. 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 Department of Fish and Game's Natural Diversity Database, there are no listed plant or animal species affected by the project. There will be no impact to historic or cultural resources due to lack of ground disturbance.
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