Feridell Ranch Wildfire Fuels Reduction Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife, Eastern Sierra-Inland Deserts Region (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Eastern Sierra-Inland Deserts Region)
Document Title
Feridell Ranch Wildfire Fuels Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife ("CDFW") proposes to conduct a wildfire fuels reduction project on an approximately 4-acre area at the historic Feridell Ranch site on the Wildlife Area. This project will help control the spread of wildfire by reducing vegetation occurring within 100 feet of a historic ranch structure to create defensible space; thinning young pinyon pine trees and shrubs to create a mosaic of shrubs, forbs, and bare soil and reducing ladder fuels; and expanding fuelbreaks on an existing road and fence line. The project will benefit wildlife including the East Walker mule deer herd by reducing the risk of habitat loss from a major fire event by eliminating continuous brush and pinyon pine fuel conditions. The work on the Wildlife Area will be completed using hand tools, chainsaws, and chippers, and completed by CDFW staff with assistance from California Conservation Corps {CCC) corpsmembers.

Contact Information
Alisa Ellsworth
California Department of Fish and Wildlife Inland Desserts Regio
787 N. Main Street, Suite 220
Bishop, CA 93514

Phone : (760) 872-1173



Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304 - Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
The project is Class 4, §15304 (Minor Alterations to Land) Exempt; the. Project will result in minor alterations to CDFW land arid vegetation or1 an officially designated Wildlife Area to ·benefit wildlife and wildlife habitat resources. The project will not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species, remove mature healthy scenic trees, or cause significant erosion and sedimentation of surface waters. ·


Notice of Exemption
2019048097   PDF 109 K

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