Bear River Pines Fuel Reduction Project

Summary

SCH Number
2016128291
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
Bear River Pines Fuel Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Bear River Pines Fuel Reduction Project is a shaded fuel break that will include thinning from below to remove dead, diseased and suppressed trees. Thinning will be implemented through a combination of the following: mastication, handwork and pile burn, or handwork and chopping on a total of 100 acres. Burning will occur on the handwork acres and piles will be no larger than 8x8. This work focuses on reducing fire hazard, improving ingress/egress throughout the community and improving forest health.

Contact Information
Elsa Hucks
Cal Fire
13760 Lincoln Way
Auburn, CA 95604

530-889-0111x127

Location

Counties
Nevada
Township
15N
Range
9E
Section
9,10
Base
MDB&M

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304 C:14
Reasons for Exemption
Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise ,population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems.
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