Collins Pine Vegetation Treatment Project

84 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019012052
Lead Agency
Resource Conservation District of Tehama County (RCD-TC)
Document Title
Collins Pine Vegetation Treatment Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
9/8/2023
Document Description
The project entails implementation of vegetation treatments on up to 10,376 acres of land managed by Collins Pine Company (Collins) (Collins Pine Vegetation Treatment Project or proposed project) in Tehama County. According to data from the California Wildlife Habitat and Relationships (CWHR) habitat classification, the project area contains approximately 4,500 acres of mature forest habitat, some of which is located in areas that are difficult to access (e.g., steep slopes), and as a result, have not been logged or managed recently. In some areas this has created overstocked conditions resulting in an increased risk of wildfire. In addition, the project area and vicinity have experienced recent wildfire; the project area borders the 2021 Dixie Fire burn area, with a few small sections in the northern portion of the project area within the burn footprint. The southeastern portion of the project area burned in the Cub and Onion Lightening Complex Fires in 2008 (CAL FIRE 2023). The southwestern portion of the project area has been burned multiple times in recent years including the Panther Fire in 2013, Mill Fire in 2012, Gun II in 1999, and Barkley in 1994 (CAL FIRE 2023). Additionally, the Camp Fire (2018) and the North Complex Fire (2020) both occurred south of the project area (CAL FIRE 2023). Although the project area has experienced recent wildfires, due to successful suppression efforts, these fires did not burn a substantial part of the project area, leaving a majority of the project area unburned for over 120 years (CAL FIRE 2023). The project area is owned by Collins Pine Company and its subsidiaries (i.e., Collins Pine Company, Collins California Trust, Collins Timber Properties, and CC&H Lands, LLC). The proposed treatment types (i.e., shaded and non-shaded fuel breaks and ecological restoration) and the treatment activities (i.e., mechanical treatments, manual treatments, prescribed burning, and targeted herbicide application) are consistent with those evaluated in the CalVTP Program EIR. Maintenance treatments would involve the same vegetation treatment types and activities used in the initial treatments.

Contact Information

Name
Jon Barrett
Agency Name
Resource Conservation District of Tehama County
Job Title
District Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Red Bluff
Counties
Tehama
Regions
Northern California
Other Location Info
Tehama County, northwest of State Route (SR) 32, northeast of the City of Chico, southwest of the City of Chester, surrounded by Lassen National Forest land.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Resource Conservation District of Tehama County
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Tehama
Final Environmental Document Available at
https://www.tehamacountyrcd.org/notices

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (Addendum)
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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