Jones Beach Prescribed Burn


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Jones Beach Prescribed Burn
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Conduct a 78 acre prescribed burn in the Jones Beach area north of Needle Rock in Sinkyone Wilderness State Park to reduce exotic species such as broom and limit the encroachment of brush and Douglas-fir into areas that have historically been grasslands. The burn area is divided into four blocks (Block A - 20 acres. Block C - 30 acres, Block D - 15 acres, Block E - 13 acres). Work will employ a backing fire with targeted flame lengths of 2 feet, the target scorch height is 10 feet. Short scratch lines will be constructed by and using standard fire fighting tools between County Road #435 and the 3 creeks.

Contact Information

John E. Harris
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Sinkyone Wilderness State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304 - Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
Consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation, which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes and is included as "prescribed burns to restore natie vegetation, reduce fuel loads, and control invasive exotic or alien species" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR section 15300.4.

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