Riparian Vegetation Removal for Fire Protection (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0707-R1)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Fish & Wildlife 1 (Redding) (California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 1)
Document Title
Riparian Vegetation Removal for Fire Protection (Lake or Streambed Alteration Agreement No. 1600-2018-0707-R1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Paul Rother

Document Description
The California Department of Fish and Wildlife has executed Lake and Streambed Alteration Agreement number 1600-2018-0707-R1, pursuant to Section 1602 of the Fish and Game Code to Paul Rother. The project is limited to removing non-native trees and native and non-native riparian shrubbery, brush, grasses, and low hanging branches within ten feet of the ground in order to create a 100-foot fire break around the parcel. Targeted vegetation will be removed using an excavator-mounted masticator/forestry mulcher, gas powered pole saws and chainsaws. Trimmed limbs and brush that are not shredded in their place of origin will be yarded out using the excavator boom.

Contact Information
Kate Blanchard
California Department of Fish and Wildlife
601 Locust Street
Redding, CA 96001

Phone : (530) 225-2239


40.563511°N°'"N 122.364095°W°'"W
Northern California
Parcel #
Henderson Drain
Other Location Info
The project is located adjacent to an unnamed tributary to Henderson Drain, which enters the Sacramento River in Shasta County. The parcel is described as 3050 Bechelli Lane in Redding; Assessor’s Parcel Number 070-240-012; Latitude 40.563511°N, Longitude 122.364095°W

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
Vegetation that is being removed is primarily non-native and a fire hazard. There is no grading or trenching associated with this project. Healthy, mature, scenic trees will not be removed. Mature native trees will be pruned, but not removed.


Notice of Exemption
1600-2018-0707-R1_SHA_Rother_Vegetation Fire Break_Final Agreement   PDF 551 K

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