Mt. Havalia/Turback Creek Phase 2 Fuel Break


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Mt. Havalia/Turback Creek Phase 2 Fuel Break
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The objective of this project is to construct a defensible fuel break ~3 miles long along the south and east sides of Tuolumne City. This fuel break will be ~3 miles long and 300' wide. 168 acres are planned for treatment. Treatment consists of mechanically shredding (masticating) and hand cutting/piling of brush and small trees. Residual trees will be pruned to a height of 8'. Piles of brush will be burned after sufficient drying time. All overstory trees will be retained. Target spacing for trees and vegetation is the same as published in the guidelines (Make Your Home Fire Safe) for creating defensible space around structures.

Contact Information
Alan Peters
Cal Fire
785 Mt. Ranch Rd.
San Andreas, CA 95249

Phone : (209) 754-3831


Other Location Info
Tuolumne City

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Burning will be conducted in accordance with a valid county burn permit. Research of available data and consultation with DFG did not reveal the presence of any plant or animal species likely to be adversely affected by this project. A confidential archaeological report was prepared by a professional archaeologist which contains provisions for protection of cultural resources. No watercourses or water facilities will be adversely impacted by this project.

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