Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
CAL TREX Wilensky Prescribed Burn (8CA03417)
NOE - Notice of Exemption
WRTC is planning an approx. 35 acre prescribed burn project on private property in Glencoe, CA. This property is within Spruce Creek Watershed (10,600 acres) which drains into the Mulkulumne River (North and Middle Fork). Elevations range from approx. 2200' - 2500'. Aspects are primarily N and N. Topography is mostly gentle (15%-45%) throughout much of the project area. However, there are steep sections, generally associated with creeks and draws, with slopes up to 70%. Humbug Gulch, a Class II stream, flow north into the North Fork Mulkulumne River along the eastern portions of the property. Boundaries for each burn unit can vary but are generally associated with roads, creeks, trails, and property lines. Low-moderate intensity prescribed fire is the primary practice associated with this project. Control lines vary with each unit but are generally characterized by roads, creeks, trails, hand line, and mow line (existing).
Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a NOE for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impacts would occur to aesthetics, agriculture 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, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems.