Tree Removal for Resource Protection


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Tree Removal for Resource Protection
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
In order to protect an environmentally and archeologically sensitive area, an unhealthy Douglas fir tree will be removed in the campground. This 4.98 foot DBH tree has been determined by the State Park Forester to be moved, as they are severe lean, and is likely to fall soon. The targets of this hazard tree cannot be moved, as they are cultural resources and old growth trees, which comprise marbled murrelet and northern spotted owl habitat. Cutting the tree will also prevent the root mass from lifting out of the ground and damaging other large trees and sensitive resources connected to the roots.

Contact Information
Carol Wilson
California Department of Parks and Recreation
PO Box 2006
Eureka, CA 95520-2006

707 465-7772


Del Norte
Other Location Info
Jedediah Smith Redwoods State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304 - Class 1, 4
Reasons for Exemption
Maintenance and minor alteration of public facilities involving no expansion of use beyond current levels and minor public alteration in the condition of land and/or vegetation which does not invovle the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees.
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