Berryman Property Training

Summary

SCH Number
2011068120
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Berryman Property Training
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/16/2011

Document Description
The Berryman Property Training Area will be used annually by state and local fire agencies to conduct fire training operations which may include any of the following activities; 1) Hand line construction including brush and small tree cutting, 2) Hose lays, 3) fire engine pumping exercises, 4) Live fire drills, 5) Dozer line construction and piling. These tire training activities will be on-going. This NOE cover the initial training activities and subsequent activities through June 2016. CAL FIRE will re-asses the environmental setting on or before June 2016 and determine if any additional environmental review work may be required for annual activities to continue. The Berryman property is a 155 acre forestland property consisting of three main vegetation types, Ponderosa pine forest, chaparral (mainly Manzanita) and annual grassland. The owner of the property is a Registered Professional Forester who manages for multiple uses including timber harvesting. The property lies on a prominent hill just to the north west of the City of Weed. Beaughton Creek, a watercourse bearing resident trout flows through the north eastern corner of the property. The property is bounded on the north by agricultural property, to the west by the City of Weed sewage disposal ponds, to the east by Lincoln Heights residential area, and to the south by the Weed Gold Course.

Contact Information
Damon Denman
Cal Fire
1809 Fairlane Road
Yreka, CA 96097

Phone : (530) 842-3516

Location

Counties
Siskiyou
Other Location Info
Project Location: Section 35, T42N, R5W, MDBM & Section 2, T41N, R5w, MDBM

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304;C:4
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under Class 4, S 15304, Minor Alterations of Land, Categorical Exemption to CEQA: 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 system. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CALFIRES Siskiyou Unit Headquarters in Yreka.

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