Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Glenridge Defense Zone
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Create a wildfire defense zone on 32 acres to a width of 200 meters on the south boundary adjacent to the Glenridge community at Sugar Pine Point State Park to reduce the threat of a catastrophic wildfire and improve native forest composition and structure. Trees to be removed will be marked by or under the supervision of a California Registered Professional Forester. Debris piles will be burned in accordance with county and state regulations. Contract hand crew will perform the work. Cultural resources will de delineated with flagging by or under the direct supervision of the Sierra District Associate Archaeologist no more than 30 days prior to implementation of the project. If the project is delayed over the 30-day limit a qualified DPR archaeologist or Registered Professional Forester will check flagging to ensure visibility prior to field activities. Vehicles or heavy equipment will be prohibited within exclusion zones. Pile burning within site boundaries is prohibited. Slash will be removed from within flagged areas by hand and burned off-site. In the event that previously undocumented cultural resources are encountered during forest thinning, work within the immediate vicinity of the find will be suspended until an appropriate data treatment program is designed and implemented. In the event that human remains are discovered, project work will immediately cease in the area of the find and the Project Manager will notify the County Coroner. If the remains are determined to be of Native American origin, both Native American Heritage Commission and any identified descendants will be notified (Health and Safety Code Section 7050.5, Public resources Code Section 5097.94 and 5097.98).
Project consists of minor alteration in the condition of land and vegetation that does not involve the removal of healthy, mature scenic trees except for forestry purposes and is included as "resource management projects" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.