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.
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.