Imperial Valley Urban Forest Inventory Plan 17-GHG-UF-01-MGMT-0042 "8GG17405"

Summary

SCH Number
2019028026
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
Imperial Valley Urban Forest Inventory Plan 17-GHG-UF-01-MGMT-0042 "8GG17405"
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
City of El Centro will hire two separate contractors to develop, under city supervision, an advanced tree Inventory and Management System (ATIM) to assist in developing an effective urban forest management plan. 500 drought tolerant trees will be planted and maintained across the county in the cities of El Centro, Calexico, Brawley, Imperial and Holtville. Education programs will be developed to ensure that citizens are involved and offer job training and opportunities. This project will support and build upon the GHG tracking and sequestration benefits from an existing grant administered by tree San Diego, a local nonprofit group.

Contact Information
Lynnette Short
Cal Fire
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

(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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