Green Ridge/Mescal Ridge Fuel Break


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Green Ridge/Mescal Ridge Fuel Break
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will reduce fuel loading along roads in Palo Colorado, Monterey County; the northernmost commumity in the greater Big Sur area. In addition, portions of the project area are used as access for fire suppression and emergency egress for the residents of South Coasts. The project includes fuel modification along paved and native surface roads in the community and on the ridgelines. The project will reduce woody vegetation less than 12" DBH within 10 feet of a road. Vegetation will be reduced by approximately 60% within up to 100 feet of a road. Dead, diseased, and dying trees that may impact a road or structure will be removed. All remaining trees near a road will be pruned up to 16 feet or 50% of the live crown (whichever is less) within 100 feet of the road.

Contact Information

Duane Shintaku
Agency Name
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Palo Colorado

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304 - Class 1, 4
Reasons for Exemption
Existing structures and minor alterations to land, will not have a significant effect on the environment.

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