Corrections and Rehabilitation, Department of
(California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation)
Removal of Dead and Dying Trees
NOE - Notice of Exemption
CDCR has approved the removal of up to 11 mature Coast Redwoods situated in landscape beds bordering Palm Drive within the Former Preston Youth Correctional Facility in Ione, California. All 11 trees are either dead or dying; while some individual trees appeared to be recovering in spring 2015 following the near normal rainfall of 2014/15; the majority of the trees are now either fully dead or in an advanced state of decline.
The project meets the criteria of classes of projects the Secretary of Resources has found do not have a significant adverse effect on the environment, and therefore are declared to be categorically exempt from the requirement for preparing an environmental document.