Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of
South Park VMP
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Timberland Production Zone (TPZ)
The South Park Project area is in Tuolumne County approximately 5 miles southeast of Arnold, California along the southern boundary of Calaveras Big Trees State Park. The proposed project area is on property owned by Sierra Pacific Industries. The project will consist of a series of small, low intensity prescribed burns conducted in cooperation with Sierra Pacific Industries. Individual burns will generally be single day events and less than 30 acres in size. The objectives of the project are to: 1) create a shaded fuelbreak condition along the Big Trees State Park boundary to protect Big Trees State Park, Sierra Pacific Industries timberlands and USFS timberlands from an uncontrolled wildfire; 2) protect the mixed conifer over story by reducing surface fuel loading, and increasing canopy base height; 3) and, enhance wildlife habitat.
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