Swanton View Fuel Reduction

Summary

SCH Number
2018038604
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Swanton View Fuel Reduction
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/27/2018

Document Description
Swanton View Rd is part of a rural community in northern coastal Santa Cruz County. The road access eight homes and dead-ends approximately 1 mile upslope with its intersection with Swanton rd. The overstory vegetation is primarily comprised of hardwoods such as coast live oak, tanoak, and madrone; conifers include coast redwood, Douglas-fir and Monterey pine. Understory vegetation is made up of hazelnut, poison oak, blackberry and shade tolerant tree species. Handcrews will create a shaded fuelbreak within about 20 feet of Swanton View Rd to improve emergency ingress/egress during a wildfire and conduct similar fuel reduction efforts near select homes in the Swanton View Area to reduce fire intensity and improve structure protection during a wildfire. In both cases, continuous understory vegetation will be removed; overstory trees will be pruned to a height of 8 to 10 feet from the ground. Cut material will primarily be chipped along Swanton View Rd; any material not chipped will be lopped to a height of 12 inches or less and scattered.

Contact Information
Andrew Hubbs
Cal Fire
6059 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018

Phone : (831) 335-6794

Location

Counties
Santa Cruz
Township
10S
Range
3W
Section
7 & 8
Base
MDBM

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
s: 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Minor alteration to vegetation which does not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees; no activity is proposed that is listed as a limitation under CCR 15300.2.

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