Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of 15304- Minor Alterations to Land. The project consists of vegetation removal along gentle ridgeline slopes, pile burning of vegetation and mastication along the ridgeline and access roads. A query of the CNDDB did not reveal the presence of any sensitive species within the project area. No sensitive resources were located during pedestrian surveys for this project.
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, 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, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at the CAL FIRE Mariposa Unit Headquarters in Mariposa.