Mitilija Canyon Temporary Refuge Area and Shaded Fuel Breaks


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Ventura County
Document Title
Mitilija Canyon Temporary Refuge Area and Shaded Fuel Breaks
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Existing community

Document Description
The Matilija Canyon Property Association is comprised of 131 dwellings located on private land in Matilija Canyon, CA. Sole access to the canyon is by way of Matilija Canyon Road, which is a two lane road flanked by heavy chaparral on the North Slope. The area has a rich fire history, with the latest fire occurring in July of 1985. The 122,000 acre Wheeler fire directly impacted the residents at the proposed project site with the loss of one structure and damage to several others. The area has recently been threatened in 2006 by the Day Fire and in 2007 by the Zaca II fire. Limited access and egress to the canyon along with increased fuel load and poor turnarounds for heavy equipment fire equipment justifies the need for the proposed Temporary Refuge Area Project.

Contact Information
Barb Geringer
Ventura County
2471 Latigo Ave
Oxnard, CA 93030

Phone : (805) 340-6838


34°30'11.3"N 119°22'5.6"W
Cross Streets
Matilija Canyon Rd
Total Acres
Parcel #
Matilija Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Temporary Refuge Area; shaded fuel break)
Local Action
General Plan Element Other Action Other Action: Unit Fire Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Coastal Zone Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Public Services Recreation/Parks Schools/Universities Septic System Sewer Capacity Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Solid Waste Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Land Use
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Air Resources Board California Department of Fish and Wildlife, South Coast Region 5 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 7 California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Los Angeles Region 4 Department of Water Resources Resources Agency

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