Hopland Research & Extension Center Prescribed Burn

Summary

SCH Number
2016028467
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
Hopland Research & Extension Center Prescribed Burn
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/29/2016

Document Description
The project consists of a prescribed burn of approximately 51-acres of chaparral, in five separate units, for research and wildfire training control purposes. The burn will take place on the University Of California Dept. Of Agriculture & Natural Resources Hopland Research & Extension Center. UC Personnel will conduct research on the interaction of browsing animals with and adjacent to burned/un-burned plots. Firing of these units will be conducted in a manner that allows firefighter trainees to utilize direct attack wildland firefighting techniques. Project activity includes establishing perimeter fire control lines utilizing hand tools. Existing roads will also be utilized for control lines. The burning will be conducted during the early spring/late fall - winter period when weather conditions permit safe & controllable burns. Burning will be conducted on a permissive burn day, as determined by the local Air Quality Management District.

Contact Information
Louis Sciocchetti
Cal Fire
17501 North Highway 101
Willis, CA 95490

Phone : (707) 961-1494

Location

Counties
Mendocino
Township
14N
Range
11W
Section
33,3,4
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304(a) C:4
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project will not have a significant effect on the environment. The California Natural Diversity Data Base (CNDDB) was searched and no rare, threatened or endangered plant or animal species were identified on the project site that will be negatively impacted by this project. The CAL FIRE Area Archaeologist has been consulted and has determined that this project is exempt from further archaeological review. The proposed project will not have a significant effect on the environment. The California Natural Diversity Data Base (CNDDB) was searched and no rare, threatened or endangered plant or animal species were identified on the project site that will be negatively impacted by this project. The CAL FIRE Area Archaeologist has been consulted and has determined that this project is exempt from further archaeological review. Field Review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project.
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