Deadman Gulch Restoration Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017082074
Lead Agency
Santa Cruz County
Document Title
Deadman Gulch Restoration Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The proposed Deadman Gulch Restoration Project would apply silvicultural treatments to approx. 110 acres of second growth redwood and redwood-Douglas fir forest with the goal of restoring conditions under which the forest would more rapidly re-acquire its former "old growth" condition. Treatments would focus on thinning hardwoods and small conifers, where such treatments would benefit already-established redwoods, Douglas-fir, and hardwoods. Treatments of this kind have been shown to increase growth rates of retained trees and to expedite the acquisition of old-growth characteristics. Other treatments would be used to convert small areas of hardwood to Douglas fir, where it is determined that Douglas fir have been displaced by fire and timber harvest. Treatments would also reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. Treatments would be accomplished by crews accessing the site on-foot using hand-held power equipment including chainsaws. Crews would be supervised by the San Vicente Redwoods Property Manager, a Registered Professional Forester. The project design includes provisions to protect streams and other sensitive biological resources. Thinned trees would be left on the ground as large woody debris. Slash would be lopped-and-scattered or piled and burned.

Contact Information
Kathleen Molloy Previsich
Santa Cruz County
701 Ocean Street, 4th floor
Santa Cruz, CA 95060

831-454-2580

Location

Coordinates
37°07'021"N 122°10'21.6"W
Counties
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
Empire Grade and Braemoor Dr
Zip
95060
Total Acres
110
Parcel #
080-011-03
State Highways
236
Waterways
Middle Big Creek, Big Creek
Township
9S
Range
3W
Section
21,22,
Base
MD
Other Location Info
North Coast Planning area

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Santa Cruz County
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
701 Ocean St., 4th Floor, Santa Cruz, CA 95060

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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