Huckleberry Ridge Fuel Break

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SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Huckleberry Ridge Fuel Break
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The fuel break area is 400 feet wide and 23,232 fee (4.4 miles) in length, for a total of 213 acres. The project area is located directly adjacent to a paved county road (Siskiyou County Road 1N01) 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. Elevation ranges from approximately 3,000 feet to 3,300 feet with slopes ranging from 0% to 60%. Most of the project area is located on slopes less than 5%. Most of the project area is currently managed as non-industrial timberlands which have been selectively harvested in the recent past. The area surrounding the project boundary consists of a golf course, a cemetery, rural residential ownerships, private industrial timber lands and private, non-industrial timberlands of various age classes. Most the surrounding area is comprised of mature mixed conifer stands. The project is designed to conduct maintenance within the footprint of an existing fuel break and increase the width of the existing fuel break. Hand crews will be utilized to remove brush species, remove understory seedlings, this understory saplings (<8” DBH), remove snags, prune leave trees to a height of 6 to 8 feet and remove existing ground fuels between 2 and 5 inches in diameter. All the woody material generated by treatment activities will be lopped or chipped and broadcast back onto the project area or placed in manageable piles, which are no larger than 6 feet in height and 8 feet in diameter, and burned during safe climatic conditions. Those portions of the existing fuel break which are characterized by light vegetative ingrowth will be lopped and scattered back onto the project area. Lopping will require severing vegetation to a length not to exceed two feet, and so that no part of the severed vegetation remains more than four inches above the ground.

Contact Information

Jeremy Ravenscroft
Agency Name
CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit
Job Title
Forester I, Vegetation Management Forester
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Total Acres
13, 34
Other Location Info
Portions of Sec. 18 & 19 T39N, R2 W. The project location is directly south of the Town of McCloud Ca along Siskiyou county road 1N01 and a private gravel road, Old Wyntoon Road.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Categorical Exemption, Type class 4, Section 15304 Minor Alteration to Land
Reasons for Exemption
Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, energy, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, utilities and service systems, or to wildfire.
County Clerk


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