Reef Terrace Prescribed Fire


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Reef Terrace Prescribed Fire
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Use prescribed fire to burn approximately 138 acres of grasslands and brush on the bluff terrace south and west of Reef Campground in Fort Ross State Historic Park to reduce encroachment of brush into grassland habitat, and reintroduce the natural cycle of fire into the landscape. Work will include mowing to create control lines where needed. Firing operations will be a collaborative effort between California Department of Parks and Recreation and California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection, and if possible, members of the Pomo Kashia and local volunteer fire departments. Frequency of the prescribed fire may be annually, every several years, or greater, depending on the conditions of the vegetation and the availability of personnel and resources for prescribed fires.

Contact Information

William Maslach
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
Fort Ross State Historic Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304 - Class 1, 4
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, maintenance, and minor alteration of existing public topographical features involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels included as “Prescribed burns” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4; and the minor public alteration in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which does not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes.


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