Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
MVFSC Legacy Fire Road #2
NOE - Notice of Exemption
The MVFSC Legacy Fire Road #2 Project is a fuels reduction and tree removal project that targets the residents living on a series of paved and dirt roads that serve the residents at 4523-4717 Dry Creek Road. This is a legacy fire break that runs East West from Dry Creek Road to the Old Ridge Road. This Legacy Fire Road (LFR) serves seven residents located on private drives and extends one mile to 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 ridge road depending on the terrain.
The total acreage of the project area is approximately 70 acres and the treatment area is approximately 41 acres. Fuels consist of densely forested areas, as wells as dead and dying trees from the recent fires. 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.