Mt. Ralston Community Defense Zone

Summary

SCH Number
2011128167
Lead Agency
Lake Valley Fire Protection District
Document Title
Mt. Ralston Community Defense Zone
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/20/2011

Document Description
The excessive build-up of hazardous fuels within wildland-urban interface communities threatens life, property and the environment due to the risk of wildfire entering or leaving communities and causing catastrophic damage. For many land owners, it s not economically feasible to abate the fire hazard on their own land and certain even more difficult to protect their community. The Mt. Ralston Community Defense Zone will create a protected on area surrounding the community. Hand-spinning and chipping activities would serve to manipulate the vegetative structure to altar fire behavior and restricted fire from entering or leaving community. 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 experienced Agora Peak Fire Crew. The crew will remove dead surface fuels, heavy accumulations 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 chopped, 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

Counties
El Dorado

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Article 19., Sec. 15304(i)
Reasons for Exemption
The project entails fuels management activities within 100 feet of structures to reduce the hazardous volume of flammable vegetation and will not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species or significant erosion and sedimentation of surface waters. The LVFPD has determined that 100 feet of fuel clearance is required due to the extra hazardous fire conditions.

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