Coleville Office Wildfire Fuels Reduction Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017098471
Lead Agency
Fish & Widlife 6 I/M (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 I/M)
Document Title
Coleville Office Wildfire Fuels Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/27/2017

Document Description
The CDFW proposes to utilize CCC work crews to conduct a wildfire fuels reduction project on an approximately 6-acre area adjacent to CDFW facilities on the Wildlife Area. This project will help control the spread of wildfire by thinning trees and shrubs to create a mosaic of shrubs, forbs, and bare soil; reducing ladder fuels; clearing a fuel break on an existing road, and reducing vegetation occurring within 100 feet of structures to create defensible space. The project will benefit wildlife including the West Walker mule deer herd by reducing the risk of habitat Loss from a major fire event by eliminating continuous brush and pinyon pine fuel conditions, particularly in close proximity to Highway 395 and the urban interface in the nearby communities of Walker and Coleville. The work will be completed using hand tools, chainsaws, a chipper, and a tractor-mounted brush mower.

Contact Information
Alisa Ellsworth
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 6 I/M
787 N. Main Street
Bishop, CA 93514

Phone : (760) 872-1173

Location

Counties
Mono
Township
8N
Range
22E
Section
18
Base
MDBM

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project is Class 4, Section 15304, the project will result in minor alterations to CDFW land and vegetation on an officially designated Wildlife area to benefit wildlife and wildlife habitat resources. The project will not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species or significant erosion and sedimentation of surface waters.

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

Download CSV New Search Print