2016 Northstar Fuels Buffer Program

Summary

SCH Number
2016078316
Lead Agency
Northstar Community Services District
Document Title
2016 Northstar Fuels Buffer Program
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project has a focus of creating a 32 acre, 300' fuels buffer for residential properties located within the 1,855 acre NorthStar community Services District Boundary. The buffer zone exists on the uphill eastern side of residential properties located off of Skidder Trail. The properties exist in the 2015 Northstar Fire Department Community wildfire Protection Plan's number one priority area. This project is a catalyst to an area that is vulnerable to wildfire and declining trees and vegetation that exists within the project area which is affected of a 5th year of drought. Currently, forest fuels are readily bale to burn hot and travel at an accelerated rate across the topography. This fuels buffer projet will allow first responding emergency personnel to make a defensible stand and allow crucial time for additional resources to respond.

Contact Information
Joe Barron
Northstar Community Services District
908 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA 96161

530-562-1212x2

Location

Counties
Placer
Township
17N
Range
17E
Section
29
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304,15307
Reasons for Exemption
The project meets the categorical Exemption as described under 14CCR§15304. The project's main emphasis is to reduce the abundance of fuels near or adjacent to residential and commercial properties and mitigate the effects of a wildfire occurring within or outside the Northstar Community Services District Boundary which is designated as a very high fire severity area.
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