Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Beaver Creek prescribed fire
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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.
Location Specific: Near the South Grove of Calaveras Big Trees State Park
Notice of Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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.