Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
LaPorte Road II Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
This project will reduce hazardous fuels on 172 acres of private land within the residential community of LaPorte Road near Quincy, California. Hazardous fuels will be reduced utilizing a combination of techniques including hand thin and pile burn, broadcast chipping, and/or mechanical mastication. Target post treatment spacing of mature trees is 15 to 20 feet. Residual trees will be prunded up a minimum of 8 feet to remove the fuel ladder. Equipment employed in these methodologies may include any combination of the following: mechanical masticator, tracked chipper, bob cat skid steer, small chipper, and chainsaws.
Minor alteration of vegetation including fuel management activities to reduce volume of flammable vegetation, provided the activities do not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant/animal species or cause significant erosion and sedimentation of waters.