Snell Valley Ranch Prescribed Burning


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
Snell Valley Ranch Prescribed Burning
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The proposed project consists of a 175-acre, multi-phased prescribed burn with ecological restoration objectives on the Snell Valley Ranch property, immediately adjacent to LTNC's Missimer Preserve. The primary goal of the project is to restore an extensive area of serpentine alluvial and wet meadow that has been heavily invaded by barbed goatgrass and a number of other invasive exotic plant species. The project area lies immediately adjacent to active serpentine meadow restoration areas on the Missimer Preserve and excludes class I and II watercourses and archaeological resources.

Contact Information
Jon Woessner
Cal Fire
6105 Airport Blvd
Redding, CA 96002



Other Location Info
Pope Valley

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304a, i, 15307, 15308
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of four classes of class 4a and 4i, class 7, and class 8 actions by regulatory agencies for protection of the environment. Most of the project activities would occur within previously disturbed areas - the area is managed as a horse ranch for endurance horses, has been grazed for decades, has already established road side firelines in many locations for property protection. The areas where new ground disturbing activities might occur are limited and are best described as minor in scope, limited to minor blading on flat ground to tie into existing fire protection lines.
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