Las Posadas Demonstration State Forest - Fuel Reduction Utilizing Goats


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Las Posadas Demonstration State Forest - Fuel Reduction Utilizing Goats
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project is located within Las Posadas Demonstration State Forest which is a 796 acre mixed conifer forest owned and managed by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE). The purpose of this project is to utilize goats for browsing/grazing to accomplish vegetation reduction for sire suppression in the North West portion of the forest. By using goats, fuels reduction will be accomplished with greatly reduced involving mowing and mastication. This project will also demonstrate grazing as a tool for fire hazard reduction, as well as, compare grazing with other fuel reduction methods that have been used on the forest in the past, specifically, hand removal of vegetation by fire crews and mastication.

Contact Information
Chris A. Vallerga
Cal Fire
1199 Big Tree Road
Saint Helena, CA 94574

Phone : (707) 967-1424



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
C:4; S:15304
Reasons for Exemption
Minor Alteration to Land

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