Trout Club Community Defensible Space


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Trout Club Community Defensible Space
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project consists of two fuel treatments totaling 38 acres around the community of San Marcos Trout Club. The first 24 acre treatment will utilize hand crews to selectively thin vegetation around the homes and along access routes. The existing fuel is predominately mature oak woodland with scattered chaparral. Mature trees will be limited and ladder fuels removed. The cut material will be chipped and spread uniformly on site. The second treatment consists of a 14 acre shaded fuel break around the perimeter of the community. Hand crews will be utilized to cut and thin the existing chaparral dominated fuel bed. The shrub dominated area will be treated with a residual mosaic approach, leaving scattered shrubs and islands of intact formation comprising approx. 20% of the original cover. Mature Live Oak trees will not be removed. No work will occur within 50 feet of a riparian corridor. Cut material will be chipped where possible and piled and burned in areas inaccessible to chippers. The majority of the treatment area has been a historical fuel break. The project will greatly increase the defensible space around the community and also protect the surrounding wildland from a fire starting from within the San Marcos Trout Club. No heavy equipment is authorized under this document. A query of the National Diversity Database will be performed for each treatment to check for the presence of endangered plants and/or animals. DFW will be consulted for input as necessary.

Contact Information

Robert Hazard
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Barbara

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15301,15304,15308, Class 1,4,8
Reasons for Exemption
Existing Facilities. Minor Alterations to Land. Actions Take for Protection of Environment.

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