Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
MVFSC Limited Access Road #3
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The MVFSC Limited Access Road 3 Project is a fuels reduction and removal project that targets the residents at addresses 1835-1865 Oakville Grade Rd and 5780 Dry Creek Rd which is a spur that connects Dry Creek Rd to the top of the ridge. This Limited Access Road (LAR) serves the 4 residents located on the private drive and then extends nearly two miles south as a dirt road along the ridge top. The project is a shaded fuel break project that will create fuel setbacks that range between 30-80ft on either side of the driveway depending on the terrain.
The total acreage of the project area is approximately 115 acres and the treatment area is approximately 60 acres. Fuels consist of mixed scrub and shrub as well as densely forested areas. Treatment will include thinning, limbing, and bucking fallen trees. Pruning debris will be chipped and broadcast on site.
Review by Tim Morin, RPF #2505, confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The RPF has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/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/traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the RPF is kept on file at CAL FIRE's St. Helena office.