Oak Woodland and Prairie Restoration

Summary

SCH Number
2006098097
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Oak Woodland and Prairie Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/14/2006

Document Description
Selectively remove Douglas-fir seedlings, saplings, and poles and occasional seed trees from locations threatened by loss of habitat (oak woodlands and prairies) and significant fuel loading within Armstrong Redwoods State Reserve and Austin Creek State Recreation Area. The project is long-term. Treatment areas are prioritized according to areas that face the most likely loss of habitat. Treatments include hand removal, mechanical removal and chemical control (manizpur). Seedlings, saplings and poles will be lopped and scattered. Occasional seed trees may be girdled by chainsaw or receive a basal bark treatment. All mechanical work will be accomplished between September 1 and January 31 to avoid impacts to northern spotted owl. Trees containing nesting birds will not be removed. No mature trees (> 28 cm) will be felled. Future projects on site could include the introduction of prescribed fire; if so those projects would be further evaluated during project construction (including but not limited to dark soil containing shellfish, bone, flaked stone, groundstone, or deposits of historic trash), work within the immediate vicinity of the find will be temporarily halted or diverted until a DPR-qualified cultural resource specialist has evaluated the find and implemented appropriate treatment and disposition of the artifact(s). Project protects and preserves natural resources.

Contact Information
Brendan O'Neil
California Department of Parks and Recreation
P.O. Box 123
Duncan Mills, CA 95430

Phone : (707) 865-3129
boneil@parks.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Sonoma

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor alterations in the condition of land and vegetation which will not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, included as "resource management projects" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.

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