Defensible Space Project at Boucher Hill (PMSP 211)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Defensible Space Project at Boucher Hill (PMSP 211)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will establish wildfire defensible space around the historic Boucher Fire Lookout and will be focused on the western aspect of the hilltop below the fire lookout tower and directly around the tower itself. The distance trimmed will be either from the edge of any structure to the pavement and/or approximately 50' total. On the west side of the roadway, 100' of the coffee berry brush both directions will be removed and chipped for soil stabilization. The only soil disturbance will be foot traffic only. The goal is to have 100 feet of minimized fuel load around the lookout tower in order to reduce a wildfire's ability to spread and to better defend the tower. The roadside of the Boucher Loop will be clearing from the pavement out 20'. Tools used will be hand lopper, chipper, and weed whacker.

Contact Information

Terry Gerson
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Diego
Other Location Info
Palomar Mountain State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15303, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impact to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA §15300.2. If the project is implemented as indicated within the project description including comments provided by CDPR specialists, then it is exempt under CEQA §15304 - Minor Alterations to Land. The action falls under the Departmental List of Exempt activities according to CEQA §15300.4 as: • "Resource management projects'' (Class 4, Section 15304)


Notice of Exemption

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