Astro Camp / Upper Dry Creek - Hazardous Fuel Treatment

Summary

SCH Number
2017038235
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Astro Camp / Upper Dry Creek - Hazardous Fuel Treatment
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/13/2017

Document Description
The project goal is to mitigate the impact that a wildland fire would have around the community of Idyllwild, CA and help protect an identified evacuation route on Highway 243. The project primary intent is to maintain the effectiveness of the previously delivered hazardous fuel treatment project. The Secondary intent is to reduce existing heavy fuel loads to a safer level on the proposed project area not treated during the previous entry, adjacent to the existing fuel treatment. The fuels, terrain, and notorious winds make this area prone to large, devastating fires. The treatment area is covered by previously managed conifers and disturbed woodland species mixed with pockets of chaparral, coastal scrubs and grasses in various percentages. Crews will cut and remove or cut and chip, or cut and pile vegetation to be burned later. The only trees to be removed during this project are smaller than 12" dbh and those that are dead, dying, or diseased. This type of maintenance work will improve fire suppression effectiveness; reduce the intensity and duration of wildfires; reduce the rate of fire spread and allow for safer evacuation of the public in case of a fire while reducing the amount of work and disturbance necessary to maintain the fuel break in the future. No treatment of grass or any herbaceous perennials is planned. No new roads are to be constructed.

Contact Information
Gregg Bratcher
Cal Fire
PO Box 2097
Idyllwild, CA 92549

Phone : (951) 659-3335

Location

Counties
Riverside
Township
5S
Range
2E
Section
18
Base
SBB&M

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304 C:4
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of Class 4 "Section 15304 Minor Alterations to land".

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