Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Dunsmuir Fuel REduction Connection 2013-RCD
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project will involve vegetation removal within four separate units as a means to provide defensible space around homes, facilitate safe escape routes and develop shaded fuel breaks near the city of Dunsmuir. Treatment units will be established within the Shasta Retreat Area (19 acres), the South Hobo Camp area (16 acres), the Prospect Connector area (2 acres), and the North Power line area (21 acres) for a total of a total of 58 acres. The vegetation within the project area consist of dense to moderately dense stands for mature Douglas fir, Ponderosa pine, white fir, incense cedar, and black oak with moderate to dense amounts of brush species in the understory.
Project fits within the above-listed Categorical Exemption listed in the CEQA Guidelines. CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. 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 soils, 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.