Fuels Operations-Mosquito Priority Evacuation Routes


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Fuels Operations-Mosquito Priority Evacuation Routes
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
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 23 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 of at minimum 20 feet between trees, removing downed limbs 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.

Contact Information

Patrick McDaniel
Agency Name
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado
Other Location Info
Community: Mosquito

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
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.

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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