South Grove Forest Fuel Hazard Reduction


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
South Grove Forest Fuel Hazard Reduction
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Conduct forest thinning and hazard fuel reduction on 400 acres within the South Grove Preserve at Calaveras Big Trees State park to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfire and improve native forest composition and structure to historic conditions. Hand crews will use chainsaws to cut and pile dead forest debris and understory conifer trees (primarily white fire and incense cedar) into piles, followed by pile burning and larger prescribed fire.

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

Phone : (209) 536-2887


Other Location Info
Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Other Information
Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1,4-S: 15301,15304
Reasons for Exemption
Consists of maintenance and minor alteration of existing public facilities , or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond that existing at the time of the lead agency's determination; and the minor public alteration in the condition of land which does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry purposes, as "prescribed burns to maintain native vegetation", "prescribed burns to restore native vegetaton, reduce fuel loads, and control invasive exotic or alien species" and "resource management projects".

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