Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest - Winter Headquarters Fuel Reduction Project

Summary

SCH Number
2010128190
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Board of
Document Title
Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest - Winter Headquarters Fuel Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This project involves the use of Mountain Home Conservation Camp crews to cut, pile, and burn brush and saplings to reduce the risk of wildfire to State land and infrastructure. The project area is 30 acres in size and is the location of the Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest Winter Office and residence of the State Forest Manager. The fuels treatment work will be done using hand tools. Watercourses will be protected by avoidance.

Contact Information
James J. Kral
Forestry and Fire Protection, Board of
P.O. Box 517
Springville, CA 93265

559-539-2855

Location

Counties
Tulare

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304,15307,15308
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of the three Categorical Exemptions to CEQA listed above. 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 Mountain Home State Forest Headquarters in Springville.
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