Vista Parking Lot Vegetation Treatment Project

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Summary

SCH Number
2019110389
Lead Agency
University of California, Berkeley
Document Title
Vista Parking Lot Vegetation Treatment Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
12/16/2021
Document Description
UC Berkeley proposes to conduct the Vista Parking Lot vegetation treatment project (Project) from January 15, 2022, through February 1, 2022, as part of on-going fuel management activities it implements in the Hill Campus. As described in the Wildland Vegetative Fuel Management Plan (WVFMP), the project is a fire hazard reduction project to reduce hazardous fire conditions in a hillside area of approximately seven and half acres located below the Vista Parking Lot adjacent to the Lawrence Hall of Science and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The project is consistent with the fuel management activities evaluated in the WVFMP Environmental Impact Report. The project would focus on removing understory vegetation, including small eucalyptus, and shrubs, particularly coyote brush, cotoneaster and French broom. Shrubs would be removed from under and within six feet of the tree canopy. Lower limbs of trees would be pruned and removed up to fifteen feet. The project could remove dead, unhealthy, structurally unsound or highly flammable trees that are likely to torch and distribute embers; or remove short understory trees. Treatments would involve manually removing high fire hazard vegetation and trees using hand-held mechanized tools; no heavy equipment would be used. To prevent resprouting, an herbicide would be applied by a licensed applicator to specific tree stumps immediately following removal.

Contact Information

Name
Raphael Breines
Agency Name
UC Berkeley
Job Title
Senior Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Berkeley, Oakland
Counties
Alameda
Regions
Countywide
Cross Streets
Centennial Drive - UC Berkeley Hill Campus
Total Acres
7.5
Other Location Info
Below the Vista Parking Lot adjacent to the Lawrence Hall of Science and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
UC Berkeley
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

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