Big Sur Community Fuel Reduction Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Big Sur Community Fuel Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This project will treat approximately 225 dispersed acres on which a Community Fuel Break will be established , prefire fuels reduction work will be done and Defensible Space around existing homes will be created. The actual work will involve thinning along roads and ridges; thinning and pruning around existing structures and creating a mosaic of vegetation. Work will be accomplished by both hand and mechanical means. Regardless of the method, only minimal soil disturbance will occur. Mastication and hand treatment of fuels will leave root crowns intact and waste material will be chipped on site. Any tree felling will be done in accordance with the Big Sur Land Use Plan and no live tree over 12" dbh (diameter at breast height will be cut unless it is professionally determined to score at least nine points on the ISA Tree Hazard Assessment Form.

Contact Information
Robert E. Taylor
Forestry and Fire Protection, Board of
2221 Garden Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone : (831) 333-2600


Other Location Info
Big Sur

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301(h), 15304(i) - Class 1 & 4
Reasons for Exemption
Existing facilities. Minor Alterations to Land.

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