Nevada County Land Brush Clearing for Stebbins Morning Glory

Summary

SCH Number
2016038159
Lead Agency
Nevada County
Document Title
Nevada County Land Brush Clearing for Stebbins Morning Glory
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/10/2016

Document Description
Brush clearing and vegetation removal on vacant County owned property to reduce fire danger and to improve habitat for an endangered species. The California Native Plant Society, Cal Fire, California Fish and Game and Nevada County are working on a project to expand the habitat of the Stebbins Morning Glory. This plant is both on the State and Federal List of endangered plants and is only known to grow in an area of El Dorado and a small area of Nevada County. The County Plan is to prepare 25 acres of County property, which is heavily vegetated, and where the morning glories are currently established in the perimeter, and to expand their existing growing habitat.

Contact Information
Tom Coburn
Nevada County
950 Maidu Avenue
Nevada City, CA 95959

Phone : (530) 265-2637

Location

Counties
Nevada
Parcel #
53-310-18,-37,-38,-39,40

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project on the county owned land will involve vegetation removal to prepare habitat for the endangered species, Stebbins Morning Glory. The scope of this project will have Cal Fire crews clear the existing vegetation of cypress trees and manzanita to allow for the development of the Morning Glory. All cutting and stacking will be done with hand crews and the vegetation will be burned or chipped and then removed. The only machinery will be for the chipping and chip removal process. The vegetation removal and brush clearing will not involve the removal of any sensitive or protected species. No significant earth disturbance will occur and no waterways or water bodies will be impacted.

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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