Laguna Canyon Unified Interface Fuel Break and Habitat Restoration Project - Cactus Restoration Project (Project Tracking Number l 7-FP-ORC-2013)
- SCH Number
- Lead Agency
- Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
- Document Title
- Laguna Canyon Unified Interface Fuel Break and Habitat Restoration Project - Cactus Restoration Project (Project Tracking Number l 7-FP-ORC-2013)
- Document Type
- NOE - Notice of Exemption
- Project Applicant
- Document Description
- The Laguna Beach Fire Department (LBFD) proposes to install native cactus as a fire-resistant buffer along portions of Laguna Canyon Road (i.e., State Route 133) within the County of Orange. The project site is outside of and adjacent to the eastern boundary of Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. The project would restore an approximately 20-foot wide by 4,000-foot long strip (1.84 acres) that is adjacent to Laguna Canyon Road. This strip would be modified from disturbed, predominately non-native grassland that becomes highly flammable during the dry season to a more fire-resistant, cactus-dominated scrub. The LBFD's responsibility is to provide fire prevention and safety measures for the City of Laguna Beach. Proposed project activities would include replacement of the existing disturbed roadside habitat with water-efficient and fire-resistant native landscaping to reduce wildfire hazards and increase safety. The purpose of this cactus roadside restoration is to reduce the potential for roadside fires to spread into the wildland and adjacent urban communities.
Notice of Exemption
- Exempt Status
- Categorical Exemption
- Type, Section or Code
- Reasons for Exemption
- The proposed Laguna Canyon Unified Interface Fuel Break and Habitat Restoration Project- Cactus Restoration Project can be categorized as Class 4 Minor Alterations to Land per CEQA Guideline Section 15304. Section 15304 states: Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes. See NOE for Full Details.
- Notice of Exemption
- 2020030123_Laguna Canyon Unified Interface Fuel Break and Habitat Restoration Project PDF 2969 K
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