Placer County Tree Mortality Removal; Pilot Project for Tree Removal

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SCH Number
Public Agency
Placer County
Document Title
Placer County Tree Mortality Removal; Pilot Project for Tree Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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 will be cut and left on the ground. In some cases, landowners have asked that the tree be left on their property which 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
Agency Name
Placer County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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 threatened species or their habitats. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site. The project will avoid all archaeological resource sites. The project will not result in cumulatively significant impacts. The project will have no significant adverse effect on the environment.

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