Morning Canyon Fuels Reduction and Evacuation Project; 14-SRA-HF-01-0171


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Morning Canyon Fuels Reduction and Evacuation Project; 14-SRA-HF-01-0171
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This is a fuels reduction project encompassing a total area of approximately 45 acres along 6.2 miles of roads on privately owned lands. Improved ingress and egress routes along 5 roads (30' on each side of the traveled roadways) will be constructed that will be contiguous to the fuels reduction project already completed by the Sandridge Fire Safe council along Sandridge road. Roads to be treated include Morning Canyon Road (2.45 miles), Mary Ann Lane (1.00 miles), Greogry road (0.85 miles), Freedom Road (1.15 miles), and Cutaway Lane (0.75 miles). Vegetation on site includes conifers (Ponderosa Pine, douglas-fir, Sugar pine, Gray pine and Incense Cedar), hardwoods (black oak and live oak) and brush species (manzanita, yerba santa, and various ceanothus species). Vegetation to be removed includes flammable brush and trees under 7 inches DBH (vegetation planted for landscaping purposes will be retained). Work will be completed with use of hand labor and mechanized equipment including a chipper. The chipper will be towed by a pickup truck. Chipping will occur on existing roads or open clear areas. Chips will be hauled from the site or spread out along the ground at various locations along the treatment zones.

Contact Information

Tom Tinsley
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado
Other Information
Sections 23,24

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304 C:4
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of the above-listed Class 4 Categorical Exemption listed in CEQA guidelines §15304 pertaining to minor alterations to land. Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/ timberland, air quality, biological resources cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE's Amador-El Dorado Unit Headquarters in Camino, CA; attention Environmental Coordinator.

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