Western Klamath Landscape Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Western Klamath Landscape Fuels Reduction and Forest Health Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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
Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire (CAL FIRE)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Humboldt, Siskiyou
Cross Streets

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.


Notice of Exemption

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