Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
HUU Hazardous Fuel Treatments
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project proposes the reduction of fire hazards through removal of excess vegetation. Depending on the vegetation present and the objective, the level of treatment can vary from the removal of all shrubs to the creation of a shaded fuel break where residual trees and shrubs are spaced out 10-15 feet apart. Treatment areas are strategically chosen to provide the most protection for the least amount of work. Roadside treatments are most common and involve removal of vegetation within the road right-of-way for a width of 10-50 feet on each side or another less common treatment is a 100-200 feet wide fuel break. Treatments consist of using the cut-chip method to mitigate excess vegetation. No more than 400 acres will be treated Unit-wide annually under this project.