MCTC Black Butte Fuel Break

Summary

SCH Number
2019120210
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
MCTC Black Butte Fuel Break
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
12/9/2019

Document Description
Project Area: The area has been managed for timber production since the late 1800s but since the 1960s has been shifted into even-aged timber management specifically. The adjacent properties are a mix of the wildland urban interface with isolated houses, an industrial park, railroad tracks, large contiguous brush fields, and native mixed conifer stands. The project area is located east of the community of Weed, and is roughly 8,100 feet long and 200 feet wide which covers 36 acres. The project area ranges from 3,880 feet to 3,990 feet in elevation with slopes ranging from 0%-30%. Vegetation is comprised of 40-year-old ponderosa pine plantations, native mixed conifer stands, and scattered pockets of brush species. The mixed conifer stands are comprised of ponderosa pine, incense cedar, sugar pine, Douglas-fir and white fir. The scattered brush pockets are composed of manzanita (Arbutus spp. ), deer brush ( Ceanothus integerrimus), and snow brush ( Ceanothus velutinus) and various grasses.

Contact Information
Cole Humphrey
California Department of Forestry and Fire (CAL FIRE)
PO Box 766
Yreka, CA 96097

Phone : (530) 643-2316

Location

Cities
Yreka
Counties
Siskiyou
Cross Streets
SEE ATTACHED NOE

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits within the above-listed Categorical Exemption listed in the CEQA Guidelines. Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. CAL FIRE has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019120210 MCTC Black Butte   PDF 873 K

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