Mills Canyon Wildlife Area Fuel Break Maintenance


SCH Number
Public Agency
City of Burlingame
Document Title
Mills Canyon Wildlife Area Fuel Break Maintenance
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of annual maintenance to lower fuel loads to reduce the impacts of wildfires. Reduction in fuel loads includes utilization of hand crews to maintain a shaded fuel break by disrupting the horizontal continuity of surface fuels, vertical continuity resulting from ladder fuels, and increase shrub and understory crown spacing by removal of brush, low hanging limbs, and dead trees.

Contact Information

Richard Holtz
Agency Name
City of Burlingame
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Parks and Recreation Department
Contact Types
Project Applicant


San Mateo
Other Location Info
Mills Canyon Wildlife Area bounded by Arguello Drive and Mills Canyon Court to the north, Burlingame City Limits and Adeline Drive to the south, La Mesa Drive to the west, and Hayward Drive to the east.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, Section 15301
Reasons for Exemption
The removal of brush, low hanging limbs and dead trees within the Mills Canyon Wildlife Area to lower the fuel loads to reduce the impacts of wildfires constitutes maintenance of existing facilities. The maintenance will be completed by hand utilizing weed trimmers, chain saws and other hand equipment. Therefore, the project fulfills the requirements for a Class 1 Categorical Exemption.


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