Mt. Howell Lookout Maintenance

Summary

SCH Number
2011038278
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Board of
Document Title
Mt. Howell Lookout Maintenance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Mt. Howell Lookout encompasses 38 acres owned by the State of California and funtions as a seasonal fire prevention lookout for western Placer County. This project will allow for maintenance and upkeep of the surrounding landscape and facilities and will focus on brush cutting, fireline construction, limited broadcast burning and hazard tree removal within an area of extreme wildfire risk due to dense, overgrown vegetation and scotch broom invasion. Broadcast burning will not exceed 2 acres per calendar year. All tree falling will be non-commercial and involve live trees limited to < 6" and dead or hazard trees with RPF approval.

Contact Information
Steve Garcia
Forestry and Fire Protection, Board of
13760 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95603

530 889-0111

Location

Counties
Placer

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 4, 7 - Class 1, 4, & 7
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves the maintenance and removal of vegetation and trees to facilitate CAL FIRE lookout operations. Project implementation will help maintain existing native vegetation and promote a helathier fire resistant landscape. The project wo;; facilitate fire lookout operations and help prevent wild fire.
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