Removal of Dead or Dying Trees - Serrano Day Use Area

Summary

SCH Number
2010098115
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Removal of Dead or Dying Trees - Serrano Day Use Area
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Tehachapi District of the California Department of Parks and Recreation (State Parks) in conjunction with the County of San Bernardino Fire Department (County) has identified hazardous trees within the Serrano Day Use Area and the access road that leads into the area. The proposed project will be to fall and removal dead or dying trees resulting from bark beetle attack, water stress, and stand overstocking to maximum distance of 100 feet from structures within the day use area and 25 feet on each side of the access road in accordance with the Department's Policy and Guidelines for the Protection of Structures from Wildland Fire - Bakken (2009). The scope of work performed will be limited to failing, limbing, bucking, removing logs (by hand) and chipping or removing slash resulting from tree removal.

Contact Information
Russ Dingman
California Department of Parks and Recreation Tehachapi District
43779 15th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534

(661) 726-1672
rdingman@parks.ca.gov

Location

Counties
San Bernardino
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Silverwood SRA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1,4 Sec 15300.2
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impacts to the environment is anticipated in compliance with Section 15300.2. There will be negligible or no expansion of existing use (class 1). Project does not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees (Class 4). Project will result in the improvement of habitat for fish and wildlife resources (class 4d). Temporary use of land having negligible or no permanent effects on the environment (class 4e). Project does not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species or significant erosion and sediment of surface waters (class 4i).
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