Downslope Calming Zone(16-LNU-0111)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Downslope Calming Zone(16-LNU-0111)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
This 77 acre fuels reduction-roadside shaded fuel break project will improve the fire safety of a portion of the Sea Ranch subdivision and its neighbors. This treatment will be an extension of the existing fuel break along several miles of Highway 1 and will help to reduce fuels within the likely path of fires pushed upslope of the highway, reducing fire intensity in those corridors thereby compartmentalizing fires and limiting their spread to 195 uphill residences. It will also provide for safer ingress and egress of evacuating residents and emergency response personnel. Additionally, it will increase the protection of local infrastructure; including the water treatment plant, power lines, cable and telephone systems.

Contact Information
Ben Nicholls
Cal Fire
Sonoma-Lake-Napa Unit 1199 Big Tree Rd
St. Helena, CA 94574

Phone : (707) 967-1408


Other Information
Portions of German Rancho

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
class 4
Reasons for Exemption
Minor alterations to land

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