Loma Prieta School Fuel Reduction Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020030831
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Loma Prieta School Fuel Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/20/2020

Document Description
The project consists of roadside fuel treatment within approximately 50' of Summit Road and several dense areas of vegetation on Loma Prieta School District property in northern Santa Cruz County. Vegetation is a mix of native tree and non-native tree species, as well as shrub species. Tree species are comprised of redwood, Douglas-fir, coast live oak, madrone, bay-laurel, tanoak and non-native Monterey pine, ponderosa pine, incense cedar and a few eucalyptus. Shrubs include coyote brush, poison oak, .toyon and non-native French broom. A seasonal pond and associated riparian vegetation is present on the school property, but is excluded from the work area. (See attached for full details)

Contact Information
Andrew Hubbs
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
6059 Highway 9
Felton, CA 95018

Phone : (831) 335-6794

Location

Counties
Santa Cruz
Township
9S
Range
1W
Section
23&26

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
§ 15304 Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
The work proposed is a minor alteration to vegetation which does not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees and is consistent with Categorical Exemption Class 4 - Minor Alterations to Land. No activity is proposed that is listed as a limitation under CCR 15300.2 (a-t). Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The Department 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. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at San Mateo-Santa Cruz Unit Headquarters, 6059 Highway 9, Felton, CA 95018.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020030831_Loma Prieta School Fuel Reduction Project   PDF 323 K

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