Parks and Recreation, Department of
(California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Mixed Conifer Habitat Fuel Reduction
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Department of Parks and Recreation
Conduct forest thinning arid hazard fuel reduction within 66 acres of mixed-conifer/foothill chaparral habitat at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park to reduce the threat of disease and catastrophic wildfire within the park, and improve native forest composition and structure. Work will manually:
• Remove subordinate tree species under the dripline of mature trees;
• Interrupt horizontal continuity of fuels by isolating shrubs into small, patchy groups;
• Remove mistletoe out of healthy trees;
• Remove stressed and/or dead trees containing mistletoe;
• Create horizontal and vertical variability among all tree species;
• Removal of exotic plant species;
• Chip, haul off-site, and/or post-treatment fire of all cut vegetation; and
• Conduct prescribed burns within project area.
Project consists of the minor alteration of existing public facilities and topographical features, involving negligible expansion of use beyond current levels, and the minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes and is included as "Prescribed burns to maintain native vegetation" "Prescribed burns to maintain native exotic or alien species" and "Resource
management projects" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR§ 15300.4.