Fox Camp Prairie Restoration

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2012052076
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Fox Camp Prairie Restoration
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received

Document Description
CSP proposes to restore prairie habitat by removing trees on up to 35 acres of closed canopy forests and adjacent small clumps of trees within a 102-acre project area. Active fire suppression and a lack of fire ignitions - historically ignited by Native Americans - has allowed trees to colonize these prairies and convert them into closed canopy forests. The encroaching trees are primarily Douglas-firs. Trees will either be removed by heavy equipment or will be felled with a chainsaw. An excavator or other piece of heavy equipment will be used to push over trees so that the root wads stay attached. Trees will then be removed, either by truck or helicopter or burned on site. The excavator will remove most of the dirt from root wads and may push loose soil into holes created by tree removal. Duff material will be redistributed to prevent erosion but soil disturbance will be minimized. No vehicles will travel on slopes greater than 40%. The removed trees will primarily be used to instream restoration projects within the Park. The stump of trees felled with a chainsaw will be cut to within 18 inches of the ground if greater than 24 inches in diameter or eight inches if less than 24 inches in diameter.

Contact Information
John E. Harris
California Department of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 2006
Eureka, CA 95502-2006

707 445 6547 x19

Location

Counties
Humboldt
Cross Streets
Mattole County Rd & Fox Camp Prairie
Zip
95571
Waterways
Cuneo Creek
Township
1S
Range
1E
Section
2-4
Base
HB&M
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Weott
Other Information
Section Cont.: 27, 28, 33-35

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Prairie Restoration)
Local Action
General Plan Element
Project Issues
Other Issues Landuse Wildlife Wetland/Riparian Water Supply Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Toxic/Hazardous Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Schools/Universities Recreation/Parks Public Services Population/Housing Balance Noise Minerals Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Flood Plain/Flooding Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Agricultural Land Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 1 Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1E Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Office of Historic Preservation Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 1 Resources Agency
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