Mill Creek Acquisition Forest Ecosystem Restoration & Protection Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2006062095
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Mill Creek Acquisition Forest Ecosystem Restoration & Protection Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
7/31/2006

Document Description
Young (average stand age < 25 years), unnaturally dense forest plantations would be thinned (using chainsaws) to (a) maintain the growth of desirable trees and (b) adjust stand structure and species composition to conditions that resemble historical, old-growth forests for the area. Thinning prescriptions would be tailored to meet both interim and long-term objectives related to enhancing wildlife habitat, natural forest processes and aesthetic values. Thinning would occur on a maximum of 1,418 ha (3,503 ac) and would be coordinated with ongoing road-decommissioning projects. Retained trees would be spaced using a variety of patterns (i.e., random, dispersed, aggregated) and target densities (i.e. 30-80 trees per hectare [75-200 trees per acre]) reflecting specific project objectives and future access. Prescriptions would be modified when necessary to protect sensitive resources such as rare plants, wetland habitats and mass wasting areas. Riparian prescriptions have been designed to maintain or enhance desired cold water environments for the beneft of fish and wildlife. Felled trees would be removed within at least 15 m (50 ft.) of drivable roads (that are not to be removed) to mitigate the short-term fire risk.

Contact Information
John E. Harris
California Department of Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 2006
Eureka, CA 95502-2006

Phone : (707) 445-6547 x19

Location

Cities
Crescent City
Counties
Del Norte
Cross Streets
Highway 101 and Hamilton Road
Zip
95531
State Highways
101
Waterways
Mill Creek
Other Location Info
Del Norte Coast Redwoods State Park

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
California Department of Parks and Recreation North Coast Redwoods District 3431 Fort Avenue Eureka, CA 95503

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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