Camp Joe Scherman Hazardous Fuels Treatment


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Camp Joe Scherman Hazardous Fuels Treatment
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will consist of the removal of storm danaged oak vegetation and spacing of chamise and ribbonwood brush species within the ownership of the Camp Joe Scherman Girl Scouts Camp. Several large diameter live oaks were toppled under the unusually heavy snow loads experienced in the lower elevation areas of the San Jacinto and Santa Rosa Mountains this past winter. These down and damaged oaks have contributed greatly to fuel loads surronding this seasonal recreational facility. CAL FIRE inmate crews will limb and buck the downed material in preparation for removal. Understory brush species will also be thinned to a more natural level and either chipped on site or hauled off to a grinding facility. Any usuable bole wood from the oaks will be processed into firewood for the use of the camp. Another function of this project will be to thin hazardous fuels within fifty feet of an access road within the ownership that provides access to water storage facilities for the camp. Work will be accomplished with CAL FIRE inmate crews, as well as county owned equipment including a rubber tracked skidsteer and Hook-Lift trucking system.

Contact Information

Peter Leuzinger
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project as described above fits the description of the Categorical Exemption "15304. Minor Alterations to Land." The CEQA Guidelines describes this exemption as "minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees..."

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