South County Shadedd Fuel Break


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
South County Shadedd Fuel Break
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project consists of 350 acres of roadside fuels reduction and minor road surface maintenance in Southern Nevada County at approximately 1700 feet in elevation. The project area lies between Highway 49 and Dog Bar Road and includes the Lodestar Homeowners Association, Buck Mountain Estates, and Golden Oaks communities. The proposed projects involves utilizing CALFIRE personnel to install a shaded fuel break along several road systems. Crews will remove understory fuels within 150 feet of the roadway centerline. Brush and some trees under 8 inches in diameter, will be removed and either chipped or burned. The work includes removing underbrush and pruning trees with chainsaws and hand tools to reduce the fuel continuity, then chipping or pile burning to decrease fuel loading. The treatment allows rapid-fire containment and prevents small fires from growing large before fire resources can arrive at scene to attack the fire. This project will provide a safe, strategic location to attack a wildfire while improving access and egress to responding units and the public.

Contact Information

Brian York
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Information
Cont., Sections: 1,2,3,5,6,10,11,15; T14N, T15N, R08E, R09E

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
class 4 - S:15304
Reasons for Exemption
No exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of exemption for this project.

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