Baker FFS (Fire Fighting Station) Erosion Control Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Baker FFS (Fire Fighting Station) Erosion Control Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Tehama-Glenn Unit of CAL FIRE is proposing an erosion control project necessary to mitigate mass waiting and erosion behind the apparatus bay at the Baker FFS along steep slopes adjacent to Long Gulch. Erosion has undercut these steep slopes exposing an abandoned wash rack pipe and potentially threatening active subsurface infrastructure critical to the station. Baker FFS is located 20 miles west of Red Bluff in Western Tehama County. Access is via State Route Highway 36W. Elevation is 600 ft. The vegetation type is best described as foothill pine and oak woodland habitat. The project as proposed will decrease slope angles at the upper 5 feet (vertical) of the slope to approximately 3;1 (horizontal to vertical), remove 40 linear feet of each rack drain pipe and emplace BMPs for erosion control. The excavation will impact an area of approximately 3,000 square feet. Equipment will include an excavator, dump truck, backhoe, and skid steer. Work will start in December and take two days. Start date is dependent on weather and BMP's will include waddles, straw mulch and/or control blankets and sand bags.

Contact Information

Dawn Pedersen
Agency Name
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Red Bluff

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply that would preclude the use of a notice of exemption for this project. .The Department had concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland or 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, or traffic or to utilities and service system.

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