South Park VMP

Summary

SCH Number
2019069041
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
South Park VMP
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Received
Present Land Use
Timberland Production Zone (TPZ)

Document Description
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.

Contact Information
Gary Whitson
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
785 Mountain Ranch Road
San Andreas, CA 95249

Phone : (209) 754-2708

Location

Coordinates
38°13'43"N 120°15'46"W
Cities
Arnold
Counties
Tuolumne
Cross Streets
SR-4 & Big Trees Pkwy
Zip
95223
Total Acres
491
State Highways
SR-4
Waterways
North Fork Stanislaus River
Township
4N
Range
15E
Section
6
Base
MDBM

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (Fireline shaded fuel break construction)
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Population/Housing Balance Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
Air Resources Board, Major Industrial Projects Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol California Public Utilities Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 4 Department of Toxic Substances Control Native American Heritage Commission Office of Emergency Services, California Office of Historic Preservation Resources Agency State Lands Commission Caltrans, District 10 Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 5 (Sacramento)

Attachments

Environmental Document
NOI_   PDF 697 K South Park VMP_Draft   PDF 3682 K
NOC
noc   PDF 1637 K
State Comments
2019069041 Caltrans D10_CAL-4-PM 44   PDF 353 K 2019069041_cv_rwqcb   PDF 1228 K
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