Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
Mt Elizabeth Shaded Fuel Break
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The project area is located in northwestern Tuolumne County along South Fork Road, Mt Elizabeth Rd, Center Camp Rd, and Forest Road 2N26. The project is approx 9 mi northeast of the city of Sonora and 1.25 mi north of the Twain Harte. Project area is defined as 150 ft either side of the roads or designated centerline. The project has two segments, east and west, separated by public lands. The eastern terminus is the Forest Service boundary on Center Camp Rd. From here the project follows Center Camp Rd south to the intersection of South Fork Rd, and then follows South Fork Rd to the intersection of Hepler Dr at Carboni Castle. From this point the project follows the PG&E Ditch across the meadow and then follows the section line north to Hepler Rd. The project follows Hepler Rd west to the intersection of Mt Elizabeth Rd. The project forks at this point with the north fork following Mt Elizabeth Rd 1.25 miles ending at the USFS property line.
Note: See NOE for full details.
This project fits under portions of 15304 - minor alterations to land.
The Class of exemption to be used is 14 CCR 15304 - minor alterations to land. The project consists of constructing fuel breaks. A query of the CNDDB did not reveal the presence of any sensitive species. Protection measures for watercourses are consistent with The CA Forest Practice Rules. Protection measures for archaeological sites are consistent with Best Management Practices implemented in the area and project impacts are not expected. All burning will be done in accordance with a permit for the Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control District.