Emergency Landing Zone and Defensible Space around CAL FIRE Lookout and Vault

Summary

SCH Number
2013088195
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
Emergency Landing Zone and Defensible Space around CAL FIRE Lookout and Vault
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The three project sites are located East of the town of Kelseyville, on the access road to Mount Konocti. Native vegetation is primarily brush (mostly chemise with scattered Manzanita) and scattered pines along the upper elevations. The project consists of creating and maintaining room to land a helicopter in the case of a medical emergency or evacuation due to a wild land fire. There will be two separate sites for emergency evacuation. The first site will be at the intersection of Konocti road and Buckingham Peak access road and the second will be at Konocti road and Howard's Peak access road. The emergency landing zone sites are currently leased to the County of Lake, which has allowed public access to the mountain. The third project site will maintain defensible space around the CAL FIRE lookout, vault and repeater on Wright's Peak.

Contact Information
Greg Bertelli
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
1199 BIg Tree Road
St. Helena, CA 94574

707 967-1400

Location

Counties
Lake
Other Location Info
Mount Konocti Access Road - East of the Town of Kelseyville

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304(i), Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soi8ls, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems.
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