Caltrans 2 (Redding)
(California Department of Transportation, District 2)
Little Deer Fire Hazard Tree Removal
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Caltrans has proposed an emergency project to remove hazard trees that were burned during the Little Deer Firee in 2014. The project will include using mechanical equipment and hand tools to fell burned trees posing a hazard to the roadway. All merchantable timber will be moved off-site by the contractor.
The emergency project is in response to the Governor's emergency declaration for Siskiyou County fires, making it statutorily exempt under CEQA. The proposed activities pose minimal risk to cultural and biological resources if avoidance measures are adhered to.