Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Soap Creek Ridge NOrth Fuel Break
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project is designed to intersect an existing fuel break located on Soap Creek Ridge and extend it north to Greenhorn Road. The project will involve of the installation of a 43-acre shaded fuel break which is 6,176 feet (1.2 miles) in length and 300 feet in width. Hand crews will be utilitzed to remove brush species, thin understory trees 8" DBH or less, remove snags which do not contain cavities, prune leave trees to a height of 6 to 8 feet and remove existing ground fuels between 2 and 5 inches in diameter. All the woody material generated by treatment activities will be placed in manageable piles, which are no larger than 6 feet in height and 8 feet in diameter, and burned during safe climatic conditions.