Santa Cruz County-Wide Neighborhood Chipping Program for Fuel Load Reduction and Defensible Space


SCH Number
Public Agency
Santa Cruz County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Santa Cruz County-Wide Neighborhood Chipping Program for Fuel Load Reduction and Defensible Space
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This program will provide chipping services for residents who have removed vegetation from around structures and roadside areas which complies with State-mandated defensible space requirements. All chipped material will be left on site. The program will only direct funding to process woody material that has been cut and staged at roadside areas and will not provide funding to remove any vegetation.

Contact Information

Lizzy Eichorn
Agency Name
Resource Conservation Distirct of Santa Cruz County
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Santa Cruz
Other Location Info
The Wildlife Urban lnterface

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
This project is categorically exempt pursuant to Sec. 15304 Minor Alterations to Land for the following reasons: The program will solely fund the chipping of woody material that has been cleared and staged at roadside areas. Processed material will be left on site to be used as mulch. Clearing of vegetation will occur prior to project initiation. All fuel management activities proceeding the project will occur within I 00 feet of structures (fuel clearance required by CAL Fire, no healthy, mature, or scenic trees will be removed, no take of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species will occur, and there will be no significant impacts to surface waters. For the reasons stated above, this project shall be exempt from the provisions of CEQA.


Notice of Exemption

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