North Upper Truckee Private Vacant Lot Fuel Reduction Program

Summary

SCH Number
2011128023
Lead Agency
Lake Valley Fire Protection District
Document Title
North Upper Truckee Private Vacant Lot Fuel Reduction Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/5/2011

Document Description
The excessive build-up of hazardous fuels within wild and-urban interface communities threatens life, property and the environment due to the risk of wildfire entering or leaving communities and causing catastrophic damage. The drastic reduction of property value in the last few years has curtailed development in the Lake Tahoe Basin. For many land owners, it is not economically feasible to abate the fire hazard on their own land. The North Upper Truckee Private Vacant Lot Fuel Reduction Program will assist land owners in treating their hazardous fuels. Hand-thinning and chipping activities would serve to manipulate the vegetative structure to altar fire behavior and restrict fire from entering or leaving the small vacant lots. In the event of a wildfire, safety and effectiveness of fire suppression efforts would be greatly improved. Fuel reduction treatment would be completed by the District's experience Angora Peak Fire Crew. The crew will remove dead surface fuels, heavy accumulation of surface fuels and dead or dying trees that create a fuel ladder to the existing tree canopy. Trees less than 16 inches DBH and shrubs will be thinned to break up the horizontal continuity and remaining trees will be pruned to remove ladder fuels. All material generated will be chipped, or made into firewood.

Contact Information
Martin Goldberg
Lake Valley Fire Protection District
2211 Keetak Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Phone : (530) 577-2447

Location

Cities
South Lake Tahoe
Counties
El Dorado

Notice of Exemption

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

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