Placer County Tree Mortality Removal; Pilot Project for Tree Removal

Summary

SCH Number
2018058375
Lead Agency
Placer County
Document Title
Placer County Tree Mortality Removal; Pilot Project for Tree Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This is a pilot project to remove dead trees that have the potential to fall onto county roadways or facilities. Trees will be cut and removed to alleviate the risk of dead trees falling and hitting roadways or other county owned facilities. Cut trees will be removed and hauled away. If a tree is within a Type 1 or 2 stream zone, or on slopes greater than 50%, the tree wil be cut and left on the ground. In some cases, landowners have asked that the tree be left on their property whcih they may want to cut up for firewood or other uses. Three hundred and seventy trees and have been marked on 66 land parcels in the area. If additional dead hazard trees are identified during project implementation. They will also be cut. Tree marking has been completed under the supervision of a Registered Professional Forester and work performed under the Forest Practice Rules where ever applicable. All trees have been inspected for the presence of nesting wildlife. If an animal is nesting in a dead tree that has been marked for removal, cutting will be deferred until after slash may be left on the ground as whole limbs, or chipped and spread, depending on the surround forest fuels or preference of landowner.

Contact Information
Alice Atherton
Placer County
3091 County Center Drive
Auburn, CA 95603

(530) 745-7511

Location

Counties
Placer
Cross Streets
Foresthill, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
S: 21080(b)(3); 15269
Reasons for Exemption
There will be no significant adverse impacts on endangered rare, or threatedn species or their habitats. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site. The project will avoid all archeological resource sites. The roject will not result in cumulatively significant impacts. The project will have no significant adverse effect on the environment.
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