Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Aptos - Nisene Roadside Fuel Break
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project will utilitze hand crews to create a shaded fuel break in forest dominated areas and a residual mosaic in shrub dominated area on up to 150 acres along portions of Aptos Creek Fire Road, Buzzard Lagoon Road and Rider Road in the Aptos/Nisene area of Santa Cruz County. The project width will vary depending on terrain and fuel loads, extending up to approximately 50 feet from the edge of both sides of the aforementioned roads. Several roadside areas will not be treated due to road failures, steep slopes, cut banks, light fuels or landowner requirements.