Boundary Vegetation Modification, Fuel Reduction, Defensible Space Work

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SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Boundary Vegetation Modification, Fuel Reduction, Defensible Space Work
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Reduce fuels and conduct vegetation modification and defensible space work in Bothe-Napa Valley State Park and Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park to reduce fire risk and address boundary tree hazards. Work will occur within the defensible space zone of 130 feet from structures, within a distance where an identified hazard tree threatens a structure, and where dead trees and woody flammable fuels increase fire risk. Work may be done by State Parks, or park neighbors (or their contractors) along the park boundary through issuance of Right of Entry Permits. Work will use hand or power tools to complete the following: • Remove dead trees and live trees with poor vigor or structure; • Thin remaining trees and shrubs; • Remove ladder fuels by pruning the branches on trees and shrubs up to 10 feet above ground; • Remove and/or pile burn all downed woody fuel greater than 1-inch diameter; • Lop and scatter twigs less than 1-inch diameter; • Remove dead organic matter and/or plant parts on, under, or in contact with any structures; and • Cut grass to 4 inches high or less.

Contact Information

Cyndy Shafer
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Bay Area District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
Bothe-Napa Valley State Park and Bale Grist Mill State Historic Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of minor public alterations of land and vegetation that does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry purposes, and is included as "resource management projects" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.


Notice of Exemption

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