Elkhorn Road Shaded Fuel Break


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Elkhorn Road Shaded Fuel Break
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The project consists of the removal of vegetation located adjacent to 3.2 miles of Elkhorn Road to maintain ingress and egress routes in the event of a wildland fire. CAL FIRE hand crews will reduce surface and ladder fuels by cutting & chipping shrubs and understory trees for the purpose of reducing the fire hazard along the county road through a rural subdivision. The roadway treatment area consists of the county & private road Right-of-Ways (ROWs) extending approximately 30-ft in both directions from the centerline of the roadway. The vegetation consists of grassland, oak & conifer stands with areas of dense shrubs. Hand crews will utilize chainsaws, pole-saws & hand tools to remove brush & dead ground fuels. Live trees which are 10-in. diameter or less may be thinned and removed. Larger trees will have branches pruned up to 10-ft above ground level. Woody material generated by this project shall be chipped.

Contact Information
Louis Sciocchetti
California Department of Forestry and Fire (CAL FIRE)
17501 North Highway 101
Willis, CA 95490

Phone : (707) 961-1494


Cross Streets
see attached NOE

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
Minor Alteration to Land


Notice of Exemption
2019070462   PDF 848 K

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