MEU Wildland Dozer Operations Training

Summary

SCH Number
2016068179
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
MEU Wildland Dozer Operations Training
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/14/2016

Document Description
This project consists of the use of CAL FIRE bulldozers operating on privately owned timberland, & rangeland for the purpose of proficiency training. The project area totals approximately 198 acres in five units, with dozers operating on approximately 10-15% (approximately 30 acre will be treated) of the project area. Dozer operations will simulate fire line construction, safety zone construction, brush clearing/piling & fire line suppression repair. Dozers will also operate blades-up for the purpose of training seasonal firefighters how to perform safely on the fire line when in close proximity to heavy equipment. Dozers will operate on existing ranch roads, tractor roads or else on gentle to moderately sloping terrain located along ridgetops and not near any waterways. The project will be implemented during 2016. This project will allow new and re-certifying CAL FIRE dozer operators the opportunity to practice the safe operation of dozers on varied terrain.

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

Phone : (707) 961-1494

Location

Cities
Willits
Counties
Mendocino
Township
19N
Range
13W
Section
18,19
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304 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.

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