Duarte Hazard Fuels Reduction Project & Training

Summary

SCH Number
2011118145
Public Agency
Los Angeles County
Document Title
Duarte Hazard Fuels Reduction Project & Training
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/17/2011

Document Description
The intent of this project is to reduce the hazardous fuels along Spinks Canyon to enhance the fire safety for the City of Duarte, as well as provide training opportunity for Los Angeles County Fire Department. The project as proposed has two objectives. The first is to reduce the influence of eucalyptus trees on fire risk while maintaining and promoting native species. The second is to use the project as a training opportunity for those being certified as B-Faller and C-Faller. This project will be into the existing Bradbury Fuels Reduction Project thus increasing protection for both cities. The project will primarily involve the selective trimming and removal of non-native eucalyptus trees less than 12" diameter over an area of approximately 16 acres. The trainee's being certified for the B-Faller and C-Faller will fall 15-20 B size trees (12-24" DBH) and 5-15 C size trees (24" DBH or greater). Large eucalyptus trees will be left to protect scenic values for adjacent homeowners. The cut material will be chipped or pile burned on site; or bucked and removed from the site. The project area will be surveyed to avoid impacts to native birds pursuant to the Migratory Bird Treaty Act for any work occurring between March 1 and August 31.

Contact Information
Thomas D. Bristow
Los Angeles County Fire Department Forestry Division
Lead/Public Agency
5823 Rickenbacker Road, Room 123
Commerce, CA 90040

Phone : (818) 890-5720

Location

Cities
Duarte
Counties
Los Angeles

Notice of Exemption

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

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