Placer County Tree Mortality Removal Project - Divisions 6 and 7

Summary

SCH Number
2018068212
Lead Agency
Placer County
Document Title
Placer County Tree Mortality Removal Project - Divisions 6 and 7
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This is a continuation of the Placer County Tree Mortality Removal project, removing dead trees on private and county lands along county roadways and those that threaten county facilities. Trees will be cut and removed and 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. Two hundred and eighty trees have been marked in the area and as additional dead trees are found during project implementation they will be marked for removal. Tree marking has been completed under the supervision of a Registered Professional Forester and work will be performed under the Forest Practice Rules where 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 August 15th, or until fledging have left, to protect wildlife. Project generated slash may be left on the ground as whole limbs or chipped and spread, depending on the surrounding forest fuels or preference of the landowner. No landings or storage area will be utilized; trees will be loaded directly onto a truck which will be staged on the roadway.

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

(530) 745-7511

Location

Counties
Placer
Other Information
Colfax, Dutch Flat, and Soda Springs, CA on private or county owned lands.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
S: 21080(b)(3); S: 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
The project's implementation will result in multiple benefits, including public safety and reduction of forest fuels helping to protect the community of Foresthill, CA. There will be no significant adverse impacts on endangered rare, or threatened specied or their habitats. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site. The project will avoid all archeological resource site. The project will not result in cumulatively significant impacts.
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