Fox Camp Prairie Restoration

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2012052076
Lead Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Fox Camp Prairie Restoration
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Parks Open Space/Recreation - Backcountry (mechanized)

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
Lead/Public Agency
PO Box 2006
Eureka, CA 95502-2006

Phone : 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
Aesthetics Agriculture and Forestry Resources Air Quality Biological Resources Cultural Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Geology/Soils Hazards & Hazardous Materials Hydrology/Water Quality Land Use/Planning Mineral Resources Noise Population/Housing Public Services Recreation Schools/Universities Transportation Vegetation Wetland/Riparian Wildfire Wildlife Other
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eureka Region 1 (CDFW) California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT) California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC) California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB) Department of Toxic Substances Control Department of Water Resources Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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