Mount St. Helena Fuel Break


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Mount St. Helena Fuel Break
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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
Agency Name
Cal Fire-Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit HQ
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



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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