Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
South Main Divide Hazardous Fuel Treatment
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project goal is to mitigate the impact that a wildland fire would have on the communities in the South Main Divide Area of Lake Elsinore, CA. The proposed fuel break will create a strip of land on which the vegetation will be reduced and/or modified to control or diminish the risk of the spread of fire, protecting the surrounding communities of Rancho Capistrano, El Cariso, Wildomar and Rancho Carrillo.
This project meets the requirements of a Class 4 Categorical 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.