Beaver Creek prescribed fire

Summary

SCH Number
2018118273
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
Beaver Creek prescribed fire
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/15/2018

Document Description
The Oak Leaf Spring prescribed is a 20 acre broadcast burn on the Beaver Creek property owned by Save the Redwoods League. The objective of the project is to reintroduce the role of fire in the mixed conifer stands on the Beaver Creek Property, increase stand diversity, mitigate the potential for high severity wildfire, and encourage the establishment of fire adapted pine species, and increase forest health and resiliency. The ignition unit was thinned from below and pile burned in 2010, and the use of prescribed fire is meant to maintain restoration efforts in the stand. Control lines have been established around the perimeter and engines can access the unit along road that makes of the eastern side of the unit. The project area avoids class 1 and 2 watercourses, and an archeological survey has found no cultural sites within the project area.

Contact Information
Adam Frese
Cal Fire
785 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249

Phone : (209) 754-2706

Location

Counties
Tuolumne
Township
5N
Range
16E
Section
30
Base
MDM
Other Location Info
Location Specific: Near the South Grove of Calaveras Big Trees State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of 15304- Minor Alterations to Land. The project consists of a maintenance burn of a previously thinned and pile burned mixed conifer stand. A query of the CNDDB did not reveal the presence of any sensitive species within the project area. The project area avoids Beaver Creek, a class I watercourse. The project area does not contain any known archaeological sites. A burn permit will be obtained from the Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control prior to burning. NOTE: See NOE for full details.
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