Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Sudden Oak Death Vegetation Treatment
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Remove all diseased live and dead trees within the Azalea campground loop at Hendy Woods State Park to eradicate Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen that causes sudden oak death (SOD). Cut down approximately 175 small tanoak and bay trees and treat stumps with a surface application of glyphosate herbicide to control resprouting and potential future infestation. Burn infected wood in an open bottom incinerator that is temporarily placed on a level surface within the campground.
Project consists of the location of limited numbers of new, small facilities or structures; minor alterations in the condition of land and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry purposes; and is included as "installation of park facilities such as fencing" and "resource management projects" on the Department of Parks and Recreations' list of exempt activities, in accordance with CCR section 15300.4.