Lake Theodore Fuel Reduction


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Lake Theodore Fuel Reduction
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project are consists of 69 acres of brush covered timberland between 1600 and 2000 elevation. Forest management has not occurred on site for over 50 years. The timer stand is primarily small oak trees and brush with a few large scattered overstory Ponderosa Pine, Valley Oak and Black Oak. Forest management has not occurred on site for over 50 years. Understory vegetation is extremely dense includes live and dead Manzanita, Live oak scrub and trees, poison oak, black oak and Himalaya Blackberry. Other species occur throughout the stand typical of the transition zone between a ponderosa pine/oak dominated stand and the blue oak woodland areas found at lower elevations. This transition allows a small number of Buckeye and some blue oaks to occur. The project is limited to hand cutting and chipping of brush and small trees using chainsaws, hand tools, diesel powered chipper, and pole saws for pruning.

Contact Information
Steve Garcia
Cal Fire
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

Phone : 530-889-0111x139


Parcel #

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304 C:4
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves the use of hand tools and a track chipper to reorient understory vegetation. The resulting condition will be only slightly and temporarily alternated form the existing conditions of the land. Placer county Water agency has conducted a biological assessment of the area and identified no resources requiring protection.

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