Western Klamath Landscape Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019100171
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Western Klamath Landscape Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/8/2019

Document Description
The Western Klamath Landscape Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project will establish new fire lines and fuel breaks and maintain existing fuel breaks that have been constructed over the past 15 years. Shaded fuel breaks will be created directly adjacent to residences and roads. Hand crew and mechanical treatments will include thinning small diameter trees (6" dbh or less), pruning of lower limbs, removal of undergrowth and removal of deadwood. The project will utilize prescribed fire to reduce fuel loads after hand treatments are completed. The project will enhance the sequestration of carbon and storage of G HG emissions by reducing the extent of moderate to high fire intensity wildfires. The project area is currently overstocked with conifers due to the previous systematic approach to fire suppression. The application of prescribed fire will help to reduce stand density and restore ecological processes, encourage native plant biodiversity, reduce fuel loads, and enhance cultural botanical and wildlife species. Active management following project implementation will maintain a significant firebreak that will assist CAL FIRE, Forest Service, local fire departments, and landowners in managing threatening wildfires in the future. The project reduces the risk of large, severe fires through fuels

Contact Information
Matthew Reischman
California Department of Forestry and Fire (CAL FIRE)
1416 9th Street
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

Phone : (916) 653-9447

Location

Counties
Humboldt Siskiyou
Cross Streets
SEE ATTACHED NOE

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304 - Class 1 & 4
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits within the descriptions of Class 4 Categorical Exemptions described in CEQA Guidelines ( 14 CCR § 15304) pertaining to Minor Alterations to Land. This project will not have a significant effect on the environment and is exempt from the provisions of CEQA.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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