Trinity Community Protection and Landscape Resilience Project/ 1st 48 Roadside Fuelbreak Collaborative Project

Summary

SCH Number
2018058481
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
Trinity Community Protection and Landscape Resilience Project/ 1st 48 Roadside Fuelbreak Collaborative Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This assessment is based on creating shaded roadside fuelbreaks, by thinning from below, and reducing hazardous fuels on approximately 500 acres within the larger 821 acre project area associated with the 1st 48 Roadside Fuelbreak Collaborative Project preapred by the Six Rivers National Forest. Through this project, "The Proposed Action would establish roadside fuelbreak networks (both tree shaded and unshaded where open forest conditions occur) over approximately 821 acres within the wildland-urban interface (WUI). Fuelbreaks would be established along either side of Forest Service Roads (FSR). All proposed treatments would occur at varying widths, from a minimum of 25 feet on one side up tp 275 on the other, not exceeding a total 300 foot width. All proposed treatments would reduce hazardous surface and ladder fuels and breakup intermingled tree crown fuels, while maintaining sufficient tree shade to curb brush response. Hazardous fuels (trees up to 8-inch diameter at breast height(dbh) would be hand-cut with chainsaws, chipped, pruned and brush masticated, followed by machine (dozer or small excavator equipped with a brush rake) and hand-piling debris, manually lopping and scattering surface and small ladder fuels, prescribed jackpot burning and underburning in oak woodlands to stimulate oak regeneration.

Contact Information
David Jaramillo
Cal Fire
P.O. Box 356
Hayfork, CA 96041

(530) 628-4206

Location

Counties
Trinity
Waterways
Mad River Ranger District
Base
HB&M
Other Information
Six Rivers National Forest

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4-S: 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forest/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse has emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resource, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and services systems.
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