Placer County Tree Mortality Removal Project - Divisions 8 through 17 (refer to attached map)

Summary

SCH Number
2019058028
Lead Agency
Placer County
Document Title
Placer County Tree Mortality Removal Project - Divisions 8 through 17 (refer to attached map)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/2/2019
Project Applicant
Placer County DOPWAF

Document Description
This is a continuation of the Placer County Tree Mortality Removal Project; removing dead trees on private and county lands along county roadways and those that threaten county facilities. Trees will be cut to alleviate the risk of dead trees falling and hitting roadways or other county owned facilities. Cut trees will In general, be removed and hauled away. If a tree is within a Type 1 or 2 stream zone, or on slopes greater than 50%, the tree will generally be cut and left on the ground in a manner that does not impede stream flow. In some cases, landowners have asked that the tree be left on their property for personal uses, Approximately 600 trees have been marked in the area and as additional mortality occurs during project implementation, additional trees will be ·marked and included for removal. Tree marking has been completed under the supervision of International Society of Arborists Certified Arborist and the general direction of a Registered Professional Forester. All trees have been inspected for the presence of nesting wildlife. If an animal is nesting in a dead tree that has been marked for removal, cutting will be deferred until after offspring have fledged and left the nest. Archaeological sites will be protected. Project generated slash may be left on the ground as whole limbs or chipped and spread, depending on the surrounding forest fuels or preference of the landowner. No landings or storage areas will be utilized; trees will be loaded directly onto a truck which will be staged on the roadway. No project generated slash or other material will be left on roadways and traffic controls will be used to provide for public safety. Additional areas in Placer County are planned for tree removal (refer to map).

Contact Information
Alice Atherton
County of Placer
3091 County Center Drive, Suite 220
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 745-7511

Location

Counties
Placer
Other Location Info
This NOE includes 10 divisions encompassing the western half of the County on private and Placer County owned land and Right of Way within 200 feet of county roadways or facilities (i.e. trees that threaten roads, facilities and public safety).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
On October 30, 2015 an Emergency Proclamation (EP) for dead/dying tree removal in High. Hazard Zones (HHZs), provides CEQA relief for projects undertaken or approved by State/Local agencies. The project's implementation will result in multiple benefits, including public safety and reduction of forest fuels helping to protect the community of Foresthill, California. There will be no significant adverse impacts on endangered, rare, or threatened species or their habitats. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site. The project will avoid all archaeological resource sites. The project will not result in cumulatively significant impacts. The Project will have no significant adverse effect on the environment.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019058028   PDF 3471 K

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