Cohasset Road Shaded Fuel Break

Summary

SCH Number
2005098104
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Cohasset Road Shaded Fuel Break
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/8/2005

Document Description
The Cohasset Road Shaded Fuel Break will be a roadside fuel break along Cohasset Road within the Butte County public works right-of-way from approximately Jack Rabbit Flat Rd. running east through the community of Cohasset to roughly the 90H line on lands owned by Sierra Pacific Industries (SPI) where it will tie in to an existing shaded fuel break completed by SPI. In total, the fuel break will be approximately 8 miles in length and cover roughly 24 acres. From the road centerline extending approximately 30 feet within the right-of-way a shaded fuel break will be completed on both sides of the road by hand crews applying manual vegetation removal techniques and all debris will be chipped and cast back on the treated areas. All dead material 1" to 3" in diameter will be chipped while larger dead down material will be left in place. Brush will be cut by hand and chipped. Conifers and hardwood trees will be removed and chipped if under 8 inches DBH. Remaining conifers will be pruned to 20 feet or 1/3 the healthy, live crown height, whichever is less. Remaining hardwood trees will be pruned so that no branches extend within 10 feet of the ground. Spacing between remaining conifers and hardwoods shall be a minimum of 20 feet between stems.

Contact Information
David Hawks
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Lead/Public Agency
176 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965

Phone : (530) 538-7111

Location

Counties
Butte
Other Location Info
Community: Cohasset

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt as it will not cause ground disturbing work and will result in only minor alterations to the land and vegetation. No ground disturbing work will take place as all work will be done by hand crews and vehicles, including the chipper, will work from existing roadways and driveways. The NDDB was consulted and no listed species were found in close proximity to the project site.

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