Ridge Road Fuel Break (Brooktrails Township)

Summary

SCH Number
2008028206
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Ridge Road Fuel Break (Brooktrails Township)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/25/2008

Document Description
Development of a shaded fuel break in portions of the 2,500-acre Brooktrails Township Community Services District designated greenbelt areas with an emphasis in the southern and eastern areas of the Brooktrails Township. A programmatic approach to fuel break implementation includes the following prescripting measures: in most areas, all trees 6" and greater in diameter at breast height shall be left; incidental greater than 6" dbh tree removal is acceptable to achieve the desired fuel break effect; also, less than 6" dbh tree thinning to be 10-12' apart to reduce crown contiguity; removal of dead trees, reduction of concentrated, predominant brush species to minimize fuel contiguity, prune tree limbs 10-15' above the ground to minimize ladder fuels; and prune trees near roads used for fire equipment ingress/egress up and back 15' from the road.

Contact Information
Jeanette Pedersen
Cal Fire
17501 N. Highway 101
Willits, CA 95490

Phone : (707) 459-7452

Location

Cities
Willits
Counties
Mendocino

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves minor alteration of vegetation, including fuel management activities to reduce the volume of flammable vegetation with very minimal soil disturbance. The California Natural Diversity Database maintained by the Dept. of Fish and Game was queried. Based on the query results coupled with the proposed project activities, the project will not result in the taking of rare, threatened, or endangered plants or animals or special concern species. Cultural resources will not be impacted by the proposed project.

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