Shake Fiddletown Vegetation Management Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Shake Fiddletown Vegetation Management Project
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Document Description
This project will be the establishment and maintenance of Shaded fuel breaks that are a part of the Community Fuel Break System in northern Amador County. The project will consist of fuels reduction projects that will utilize fire crew brush cutting, pile burning, and broadcast prescribed fire. The fuels treatment mechanism that is most favored is broadcast prescribed fire. The desired width of the shaded fuel break is 500 ft however the width will be increased to as much as 1,400 ft if the topography remains under 30%. The project is located along Shakeridge and extends to the north slopes leading to the Cosumnes River. Activities will be concentrated on the main ridge and the spur ridges leading to the north, proposed activities (brush cutting and prescribed fire) will not be initiated in permanent or intermittent watercourses. Archaeological resources identified during the Archaeological Survey needing protection will be avoided. To avoid impacts to nesting birds, areas to be burned during the April 1st through August 1st nesting season shall be surveyed by the VMP coordinator prior to project initiation. If nesting raptors are found within the burn area, burning shall be suspended within 1/2 mile of the nest site until after August 1st.

Contact Information

Patrick McDaniel
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Shake Ridge Rd and Fiddletown Rd
Total Acres
Cosumnes River
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Fiddletown
Other Information
Township: 8N Range: 13E Section: 31-33 Base: MDB&M

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)
State Reviewing Agency Comments
California Department of Transportation, District 10 (DOT)

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