The Tehama-Glenn Unit of CAL FIRE is proposing to construct a fuel break along the fence line or best possible location within the ROW easement of I-5, south of the city of Red Bluff, CA. Using CAL FIRE crews and hand tools, a 4-6 ft wide scrape down to mineral soil will be installed. The fuel break will begin at Montgomery road and end at Flores Rd, totaling 5 miles in length and encompassing 10 acres. The elevation is 305 ft and on flat to rolling slopes. Vegetation is grass dominated oak woodland. Red Bank Creek intersects the project area along its northern edge and an intermittent watercourse, Coyote Creek intersects the southern portion of the project area. No ground disturbing activities will be allowed within 75' of either watercourse. Work is subject to weather, but anticipated to begin in May and be completed within 5 days.
This project fits under portions of class 4 section 15304 (c) and (f) - minor alterations to land.
Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply that would preclude the use of a notice of exemptions for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland or timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, GHG, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreations, transportation or traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE's Tehama-Glenn Unit HQ.