Fuels Reduction Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017068005
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Fuels Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
Conduct fuel reduction in three (3) areas of Columbia State Historic Park to reduce flammable fuel loads and improve overall safety for park residents, staff, and visitors. In the Springfield, Eighty-Acres, and Historic Area of the park work will: - Remove subordinate tree species under the dripline of mature trees; - Isolate shrubs into small, patchy groups to interrupt horizontal continuity of fuels; - Remove mistletoe from healthy trees; - Remove all stressed and dead trees that contain mistletoe; - Create vertical and horizontal variability among the tree species; - Chemically or manually remove exotic plant species; and - Chip, haul off-site, and/or burn all cut vegetation.

Contact Information
Heather M Reith
California Department of Parks and Recreation
22708 Broadway Street
Columbia, CA 95310

209.536.2887

Location

Counties
Tuolumne
Other Information
Columbia State Historic Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
C: 4, S: 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes included as "Resource management projects" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR 15300.4.
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