Three River School Assembly Area

Summary

SCH Number
2014048238
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
Three River School Assembly Area
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/25/2014

Document Description
Project involves the removal of the hazardous fuel load by hand crews utilizing hand tools, chainsaws, and a portable chipper around the school and the community library. The vegetation that is to be removed will consist of down tree limbs, blackberries, and various brush species. The school will serve many different functions. This is a central meeting location for many in the community. This location will be served as a shelter in place for the children during the school day during a disaster. This location will and can be used as a safe refuse during a disaster as well as evacuation center or an assembly area. Providing a fuel reduction project around this school will help to ensure the safety and the success of one of these events.

Contact Information
David Shy
Cal Fire
1968 S. Lovers Lane
Visalia, CA 93292

Phone : (559) 280-5077

Location

Counties
Tulare

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
The project will establish a fuel break around the school and library through hand clearing. The project involves only minor alterations to the existing conditions of the land and vegetation designed to establish a more natural vegetative condition with a reduced fire risk. The project will allow safe community evacuation should fire become a threat.
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