McCain Valley Road Pile Burning


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
McCain Valley Road Pile Burning
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project involves the burning of brush piles created by the Bureau of Land Management during a Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project. the Project is along McCain Valley Road, which provides access to McCain Valley Recreation Area, in the eastern, rural area of San Diego County. The primary vegetation consists of red shank, scrub oak, pinion pine, mountain toyan, cottonwood, juniper, and chamise. The Bureau of Land Management cut and piled brush 30 ft on each side of the road. Environmental analysis in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act was completed by Bureau of Land Managment for their fuel reduction activities. No additional vegetation will be removed in the project area. Pile burning occur under favorable conditions that minimize smoke impacts.

Contact Information

Mark Ostrander
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 Sec 15304 (i)
Reasons for Exemption
Allows minor alteration of vegetation, including fuel management activities to reduce the volume of flammable vegetation, provided 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.

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