UC Field Station Cal Fire Training Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010088226
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Board of
Document Title
UC Field Station Cal Fire Training Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Sierra Foothills Research and Extension Center is a 5,721 acre research facility owned and managed by the University of California. It is located within the community of Browns Valley, CA. This project will allow for annual training of fire suppression personnel focusing on hand line construction, brush cutting, hazard tree removal and the suppression of vegetation fire. Mobile attack burning operations will be conducted in the grass fuel models, on the flatter more accessible slopes. Prior to burning, hand crews will construct control lines around the burn perimeter to prevent fire escapes. Sufficient fire apparatus will be present during all burning activities to hold and suppress fire as necessary. All tree falling will be non-commercial and in conjunction with a CAL FIRE s-212 class. Generated slash and burn will be chipping or piled and burned.

Contact Information
Elsa Hucks
CAL FIRE-NEU Unit Headquarters
13760 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

(530) 889-0111

Location

Counties
Yuba
Township
17&16N
Range
6E,06E
Section
27,28,
Base
MDB&M
Other Location Info
Project Location: Sierra Foothills Research and Extension Center Oregon House USGS 7.5' Qaudrangle
Other Information
Section:33,34,3,4,8,9,10,15,16,17,20,21&22

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301,15304,15307
Reasons for Exemption
Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at NEU Headquarters in Auburn.
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