East Indian Fuels Reduction Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017028482
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
East Indian Fuels Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/22/2017

Document Description
The project area is characterized by a sparse to moderately dense, mixed conifer stand consisting of Douglas Fir, Ponderosa pine, incense cedar, madrone and black oak 20-80 years of age. The understory is composed of moderate to dense occurrences of conifer and hardwood species, blackberries and other brush species with moderate amounts of fine wood debris. Elevation ranges from 1,380 feet to 1,800 feet with slopes ranging from 10% to 50%. Hand crews will be utilized to remove all brush species, thin understory trees 8" DBH or less, prune leave trees to a height of 6 to 8 feet and remove existing ground fuels between 1 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. Piles will be established as far as possible from residual trees.

Contact Information
Donald G. Osterhoudt
Cal Fire
120 North Dewitt Way
Yreka, CA 96097

Phone : (530) 842-5657

Location

Counties
Siskiyou
Waterways
Indian Creek drainage
Township
17N
Range
7E
Section
9,15,
Base
HB&M
Other Location Info
2 mi. north of the community of Happy Camp
Other Information
portions of sections (cont.): 16, 22, & 26

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Sec. 15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits within the above-listed Categorical Exemption listed in the CEQA Guidelines. Field review by CalFire staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. CalFire 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 hazards 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.

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