Eagle Ridge Fuel Break Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Eagle Ridge Fuel Break Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Eagle Ridge Fuel Break Project is part of an ongoing effort by private landowners in the Railroad Flat area to reduce hazardous fuel loadings on their properties and provide fire safe conditions within the Mokelumne River watershed. The project is sponsored by the Calaveras Foothills Fire Safe Council. Over 1000 acres have been treated over the past five years, some under cost-share programs and some funded by the landowners. Specifically, the Eagle Ridge project will construct a fuel break along a strategic ridge above the Calaveras River. This area was severely burned in the 1988 Railroad Flat Fire. Subsequent reforestation efforts were successful and now require thinning and brush mastication in order to reduce the fire hazard and improve the health of the residual trees.

Contact Information

Steve Hollett
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Project does not involve the removal of healthy, mature or scenic trees. Project will result in improvement in wildlife habitat. Project activities will not result in the taking of endangered, rare or threatened plant or animal species or significant erosion or sedimentation of surface waters. No soil disturbance will occur near riparian areas or streams. Protection measures for documented cultural resources are contained in a confidential archaeological report.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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