Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Teakettle Experimental Forest Vegetation Sampling
NOE - Notice of Exemption
This project will involve a sampling of surface fuels and understory vegetation in 2016, a complete inventory of the Teakettle Experimental area that includes all forest carbon pools in 2017-2019, and the collection of tree cores in late 2019. The work will be conducted by a crew of field technicians, which will be managed by the experimental forest lab/field manager. The work will be performed on foot using standard non-destructive vegetation sampling methods.
All vegetation sampling will involve non-destructive techniques. The work is consistent with basic data collection that will not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. Review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply that would preclude the use of a notice of exemption for this project.