Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
North Sacramento Headwaters Fuel Reduction
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project will involve of the installation of a 150 acre shaded fuel break approximately 5.5 miles in length and up to 600 feet in width. The project area is located on the north side of the community of Mount Shasta. The east side is within the city limits and residential development and extends west to follow the east side Interstate 5 for a short distance before continuing west through residential development in an unincorporated area adjacent to the city. Much of the area is characterized by a sparse to moderately dense, mixed conifer stand 80 to 100 years of age. The understory is composed of moderate to dense occurrences of brush species, conifer in-growth and moderate amounts of fine woody debris. A significant portion of the eastern half of the project area is characterized by moderate to dense thickets of brush species dominated by green leaf manzanita and bitter cherry.