Creekside Park Fuel Reduction

Summary

SCH Number
2020030833
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Creekside Park Fuel Reduction
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/20/2020

Document Description
Project proposes to remove accumulations of hazardous fire fuels in an area notorious for illegal trespass camping. This project has crews utilizing hand tools, weed eaters, chainsaws, and a bumper pull chipper to reduce fuels using a combination of treatments including weed whacking, brush removal, limb removal, chipping, lop and scatter, and the felling of small trees within project boundaries. Tree removal will be focused on suppressed immature understory trees with treatments focused on separating the continuity of their crowns or eliminating their ladder fuel characteristics. The maximum tree diameter for removal is 6 inches. Mature trees will be limbed to reduce ladder fuels. Site disturbance will be limited to this minor modification of vegetation. These fuel management activities will reduce the volume and arrangement of flammable vegetation providing the community with increased fire resiliency and safer egress/ingress access roads.

Contact Information
Jason Butcher
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
118 S. Fortuna Blvd.
Fortuna, CA 95540

Phone : (707) 726-1258

Location

Counties
Humboldt
Township
7N
Range
5E
Section
29
Base
HBM

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, 4 §15301
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits within the descriptions of Class 1 and Class 4 Categorical Exemptions described in CEQA Guidelines (14 CCR § 15301 and § 15304) pertaining to Existing Facilities and Minor Alterations to Land. This project will not have a significant effect on the environment and is exempt from the provisions of CEQA. 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 CAL FIRE Humboldt- Del Norte Unit, 118 Fortuna Blvd., Fortuna, CA 95540.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020030833_Creekside Park Fuel Reduction   PDF 767 K

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