Dunbarton S-212 Training Site

Summary

SCH Number
2018088534
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
Dunbarton S-212 Training Site
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/28/2018

Document Description
This project is a chainsaw training area. The project will consist of pile burning, felling, limbing and bucking dead, diseased, and dying trees. Depending on fuel loading, material produced during the project will be used by the property owners as firewood or it will be chipped or scattered. There is no anticipated use of equipment outside the road prisms. The project goal is to reduce existing fuel loads to create and maintain a safer fuel level providing greater defensible space, improving on site vegetation health conditions, aesthetics and protecting the ranch and its resources in the event of wildfire. The project will treat vegetation on 110 acres.

Contact Information
Cal Fire San Benito-Monterey Unit Headquarters
Cal Fire
2221 Garden Road
Monterey, CA 93940

Phone : (831) 333-2600

Location

Counties
Monterey
Township
32, 33
Range
3E
Section
12S
Base
MDBM
Other Location Info
Aromas

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304; Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
The project fits under portions of Class 4, 15304 - Minor Alterations to Land Categorical Exemptions to CEQA. Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply that would preclude the use of a notice of exemption for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland or timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation or traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CALFIRE's Monterey Unit Headquarters.
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