JDSF Road 540 Maintenance and Pygmy Habitat Restoration Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
JDSF Road 540 Maintenance and Pygmy Habitat Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Jackson Demonstration State Forest (JDSF) occupies an area of approximately 48,652 acres within Mendocino County, California. Within the boundaries of JDSF is an existing road system that is approximately 450 miles in length. Road 540 has not been adequately maintained because it has not been part of a timber harvest operation and is not permanently open to the public for vehicle traffic.

Contact Information

Mike Powers
Agency Name
CALFIRE Jackson Demonstration State Forest
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Fort Bragg
Other Location Info
Jackson Demonstration State Forest Fort Bragg, CA 95437

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of two classes of Categorical Exemptions to CEQA: Class 1 (Existing Facilities) and Class 4 (Minor Alterations to Land). Most of the project activities will occur within previously disturbed areas. The areas where new ground disturbing activities might occur are limited and are best described as minor in scope. Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The Department 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 Department is kept on file at JDSF Offices in Fort Bragg.


Notice of Exemption

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