Reasons for Exemption
It has been determined that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a NOE for this project. This project is consistent with the requirements stated in Section 15304; Minor Alteration to land, and will have no significant environmental impacts to aesthetics, agricultures and forestland/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, noises, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems.
The proposed action would use prescribed fire to improve and maintain flora and fauna species diversity, reduce hazardous fuels for fire-adapted ecosystems on both watershed, and landscape levels. It also conforms with the National Fire Plan to restore and maintain fire resilient landscapes and create fire adapted communities.