Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Yosemite West Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project consists of hazardous fuel reduction addressing severe tree mortality, reducing stem density, and increasing defensible space around habitable structures. Dead, over crowded trees will be removed to create an open canopy and improve forest health and vigor.
The Class of Exemption to be used is 14 CCr 15304 - minor alterations to land. 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.