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
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
12/20/2012
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
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 Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
California Department of Parks and Recreation, North Coast Redwoods District, 3431 Fort Avenue Eureka, CA 95503

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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