Ponderosa Forest Enhancement Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020040236
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Ponderosa Forest Enhancement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/21/2020
Project Applicant
Diablo Range District

Document Description
Project will implement vegetation management activities in ponderosa pine population zones at Henry Coe State Park to improve forest health and resiliency. Vegetation work will occur at three (3) ridgetop locations with a cumulative total of 210 acres of treatment. Treatment activities include: • The thinning of ponderosa pine seedlings that are too close together; • The removal of grey pines or other competing vegetation; • The removal of brush within the dripline of heritage trees; • The removal of ladder fuels that pose fire risk to ponderosa pines larger than 18" diameter at breast height; and • The staging of removed vegetation into piles for future on site burning or chipping.

Contact Information
Gina Benigno
Department of Parks and Recreation Diablo Range District
15751 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550

Phone : (925) 409-8392

Location

Counties
Santa Clara
Cross Streets
Henry Coe State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 4 Section: 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project 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, and is included as "Resource management projects" in the Department of Parks and Recreation's list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020040236_13050_HCSP Ponderosa forest enhancement_NOE   PDF 348 K

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