El Centro "Free Trees" Program 17-GHG-UF-UFEI-0053 "8GG17416"

Summary

SCH Number
2019028017
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
El Centro "Free Trees" Program 17-GHG-UF-UFEI-0053 "8GG17416"
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/1/2019

Document Description
This grant project will plant and maintain 1000 drought tolerant trees within the city of El Centro. Planting sites are focused primarily on private property and school-grounds. To receive a tree through the program, education will be mandated for each applicant. Education and outreach will include proper tree planting and care, drought tolerant watering practices, GHG sequestration, and the benefits of clean air, water, and energy resources. EC Foundation will train and create stipend based jobs for 50 certified Tree Stewards to engage the community and help support planting activities. This project compliments an Urban Forest Management grant in the same area. NOTE: See NOE for full details.

Contact Information
Robert Little / Lynette Short
Cal Fire
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

Phone : (916) 657-2289

Location

Cities
El Centro
Counties
Imperial

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, & 6
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of Class 4-Minor Alterations to Land and Class 6, Information Collection. Review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply that would preclude the use of a notice of exemption for this project. The department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland or 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 or traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Class 6 consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE Headquarters, 1416 Ninth Street, Sacramento, CA.
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