Arch Beach Heights Fuel Modification Plan (Oro Canyon Area)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Laguna Beach, City of (City of Laguna Beach)
Document Title
Arch Beach Heights Fuel Modification Plan (Oro Canyon Area)
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
General Plan: VLD, Very Low Density & POS, Permanent Open Space Zoning: R1 (Arch Beach Hts Specific Plan) & OSC, Open Space Conservation

Document Description
Proposed fuel modification would be conducted on an approx. 6.9 acre site located in an unimproved "paper street area" of the Arch beach Heights Specific Plan area, and would extend from the edge of existing residences approx. 150 ft into the undeveloped canyon. Fuel mod would be done by hand and would require approx. 50% thinning to achieve the desired level of safety. To minimize impact to native vegetation, hand thinning would follow a thinning hierarchy recommended in the Sept 2010 Biological Technical Report prepared by Glenn Lukos Associates. Thinning would focus on removal of non-native species and dead or dying material; thinning of woody native species would only occur if the 50% threshold is not achieved through removal of the dead and non-native vegetation. Hand removal of pampas grass and other ornamental vegetation that is not considered fire retardant would occur.

Contact Information
Kathy Lottes
City of Laguna Beach
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92615

Phone : (949) 497-0700


Laguna Beach
Cross Streets
Del Mar/Santa Ana/Oro
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 1

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Fuel Modification only)
Local Action
Local Coastal Permit Design Review
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Biological Resources Geologic/Seismic Noise Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Coastal Commission California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 12 California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, San Diego Region 9 Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency Cal Fire

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