Redwood Valley / Lacks Creek Sudden Oak Death Project

Summary

SCH Number
2018088659
Lead Agency
University of California, Cooperative Extension-Humboldt County
Document Title
Redwood Valley / Lacks Creek Sudden Oak Death Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/31/2018

Document Description
The project will thin small trees of sudden oak death (tree disease) host species in the eastern leading edge of the isolated Redwood Valley / Lacks Creek disease infestation. Thinning the hosts will slow the spread of sudden oak death within public lands and surroundings, including nearby Hoopa Tribal Lands.

Contact Information
Yana Valachovic
UC Cooperative Extension- Humboldt
5630 South Broadway
Eureka, CA 95503

Phone : (707) 445-7351

Location

Counties
Humboldt
Township
8N
Range
3E
Section
3&4
Other Location Info
Bureau of Land Management Lacks Creek Management Area. Hupa Mtn. 7.5' Quad, parts of HB&M T8N, R3E Sec 27, 33, 34, and T7N, R3E Sec. 3 & 4. See NEPA: DOI-BLM-CA-N030-2018-0008-EA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304
Reasons for Exemption
Only small dia. understory trees in overcrowded stands will be cut in order to reduce disease movement to mature trees; overstory canopy will remain. Models predict project will protect mature hosts trees and reduce greenhouse gases. As due diligence, all items in CEQA Appendix G checklist were examined with respect to BLM NEPA (EA) for project area and "No Impact" designations apply to every item.
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