City of Chico Urban Forest Revitalization Program 17-GHG-UF-01-MGMT-0048 "8GG17406"


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
City of Chico Urban Forest Revitalization Program 17-GHG-UF-01-MGMT-0048 "8GG17406"
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Chico's Public Works Department will develop an up-to-date, accurate and complete street tree inventory. A comprehensive urban forest management plan will be developed including an urban tree canopy analysis that will enhance and expand the city's urban forest into the next half-century. The city will use developed computer software to evaluate cost and benefit investment values needed to manage and care for the urban forest, and review and update city ordinances, policies, and procedures. The city will engage in community outreach to assist in developing goals for its urban forest resource. The city will update and renew the Heritage Tree Program. The city will leverage its own organizational structure with support from various partners including local non-profits and volunteers to plant and maintain 700 trees.

Contact Information

Robert Little / Julia Bartens
Agency Name
Cal Fire
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency



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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