Mount St. Helena Fuel Break

Summary

SCH Number
2015048284
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Mount St. Helena Fuel Break
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/23/2015

Document Description
The California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) is planning a shaded fuel break project along Highway 29 over Mount St. Helena in Napa County. This route is the main connection between Lake and Napa Counties and is traveled by more than 7,000 cars daily. Creating a shaded fuel break will alter the volume, type, and continuity of vegetation which will change the behavior of a potential wildfire entering the zone. Brush, shrubs, and small trees will be removed in order to eliminate fire ladder fuels and increase spacing between tree crowns. The reduced fuel zone will lessen the chance of a fire starting and increase the likelihood that crews would be able to extinguish a fire before it could spread to the upper tree canopy and become a large, damaging fire.

Contact Information
Megan Scheeline
Cal Fire-Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit HQ
1199 Big Tree Road
St Helena, CA 94574

Phone : (707) 967-1428

Location

Counties
Napa

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
Minor alterations to land.

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