Jenner Headlands Preserve Vegetation Management Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2016012051
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Jenner Headlands Preserve Vegetation Management Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
3/3/2016
Present Land Use
Zoning designation: Publicly Owned Conservation Land: General Plan designation: Other Public Open Lands

Document Description
The Jenner Headlands Preserve will create shaded fuel breaks prior to CAL FIRE implementing prescribed burns within them. The planned west project area is 141 acres and approx. 10,300 linear feet and the planned east project area is 124 acres and approx. 11,500 feet, for a total of 265 acres and approx. 21,800 linear feet. Forty three acres in the east fuel break were treated between 2013 and 2015 by mastication and hand crews, and this will be the first shaded fuel break burn unit. Ladder fuel vegetation was thinned from the shaded fuel break, and brush and trees have begun to sprout. The understory burn will maintain the effectiveness of the fuel break by consuming these small sprouts and the masticated material on the ground with low-intensity fire. As the Preserve works towards treating all 265 planned shaded fuel break acres, CAL FIRE will continue to burn the understory as the fuel breaks are created. Within the project area are two small open grasslands that will be burned for training and ecological restoration. Training activities will include firing operations and mobile attack from fire engines. Ecological restoration will be achieved through removal of heavy thatch build-up will promote native grasses and improve forage for browsers. The meadows range in size from one to four acres and will be broadcast using wet lines for control. Bulldozers or other heavy equipment will not be used to create control lines. Mowing and weedeating may occur in the meadows prior to burning operations in order to modify fuel arrangement to reduce fire intensity.

Contact Information
Christopher E. Browder
Cal Fire
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

Phone : (916) 653-4995

Location

Coordinates
38°29'07"N 123°04'44"W
Counties
Sonoma
Cross Streets
Willig Drive
Zip
95450
Total Acres
265
State Highways
1
Schools
Jenner School
Waterways
Russian River, Pacific Ocean
Township
7/8 N
Range
11W
Section
3-7
Base
MDBM
Other Location Info
Jenner

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Department of Forestry
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
PO Box 944246, Sacramento, CA 944246-2460

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
No
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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