From Gray to Green: An Urban Forest Master Plan for East Palo Alto 17-GHG-UF-01-MGMT-0003 "8GG17400"


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
From Gray to Green: An Urban Forest Master Plan for East Palo Alto 17-GHG-UF-01-MGMT-0003 "8GG17400"
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The City of East Palo Alto will perform a city-wide tree canopy assessment and analysis to provide for baseline canopy cover information. A 40-year urban forest master plan will be created by the city to manage and expand its tree canopy. A tree protection ordinance will be developed to achieve target canopy cover rates. The existing street tree inventory will be updated for use in the existing interactive online tree map. 100 trees will be planted by the city in partnership with Canopy, a local nonprofit organization.

Contact Information

Robert Little / James Scheid
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


East Palo Alto
San Mateo

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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