Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Squaw Valley Fuel Break
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The fuel break area is 400 feet wide and 23,232 feet (4.4 miles) in length, for a total of 213 acres. The project area is located directly adjacent to a paved county road (Squaw Valley Road) and a private gravel road (Old Wyntoon Road). A portion of the fuel break is also located on the top of a prominent ridge line. The project area is characterized by a moderately dense to dense stand of mixed conifer consisting of white fir, Ponderosa pine, Douglas fir, incense cedar, sugar pine and highly scattered black oaks 80 to 100 years of age. The understory is composed of dense, highly scattered pockets of brush species and conifer seedlings with light to moderate accumulations of woody debris.