Boggs Mountain DSF Reforestation Project

Summary

SCH Number
2016078231
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Boggs Mountain DSF Reforestation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/19/2016

Document Description
BMDSF and the surrounding community was severely impacted by the 76,000 acre Valley that began on Sep 12, 2015. An estimated 85 to 90% of the timber resources on the forest were either killed or substantially damaged by the intensity of the fire and very little to no understory vegetation survived the fire. As a result of this fire, timber salvage operations and forest rehabilitation efforts are underway. A key objective of the rehabilitation effort is to re-establish a healthy mixed conifer/hardwood forest. Approximately 600,000 mixed conifer seedlings will be required to fully reforest BMDSF.

Contact Information
Dave Loveless
Cal Fire
6105 Airport Rd
Redding, CA 96002

Phone : (916) 716-0867

Location

Counties
Lake
Other Location Info
Boggs Mountain Demonstration State Forest

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type 7, 8
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under 15307 - actions by regulatory agencies for protection of natural resources, and 15308 - actions by regulatory agencies for protection of the environment. In the absence of forest rehabilitation, including replanting and vegetation control, the proliferation, abundance and accumulation of understory vegetation is well recognized and documented to be a major contributing factor to the potential for catastrophic wildfire by increasing the fuel loading and acting as ladder fuels.

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