Tomales Bay State Park Boundary Vegetation Modification, Fuel Reduction, Defensible Space Work


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Tomales Bay State Park Boundary Vegetation Modification, Fuel Reduction, Defensible Space Work
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
California Department of Parks and Recreation, Bay Area District

Document Description
Reduce fuels and conduct vegetation modification and defensible space work in Tomales Bay State Park to reduce fire risk and address boundary tree hazards. Work will occur within the defensible space zone of 130 feet from structures, within a distance where an identified hazard tree threatens a structure, and where dead trees and woody flammable fuels increase fire risk. This project includes maintenance and limited expansion of existing vegetation modification zones including the Seahaven and Shallow Beach zones. Work may be done by State Parks, contracted crews working for State Parks, or park neighbors (or their contractors) along the park boundary through issuance of Right of Entry Permits. Work will use hand or power tools to complete the following: • Remove dead trees and live trees with poor vigor or structure; • Thin remaining trees and shrubs; • Remove ladder fuels by pruning the branches on trees and shrubs up to 10 feet above ground; • Remove, chip, and/or pile burn all downed woody fuel greater than 1-inch diameter; • Lop and scatter twigs less than 1-inch diameter; • Remove dead organic matter and/or plant parts on, under, or in contact with any structures; and • Cut grass to 4 inches high or less.

Contact Information
Cyndy Shafer
California Department of Parks and Recreation, Bay Area District
845 Casa Grande Road
Petaluma, CA 94954

Phone : (707) 769-5652


San Francisco Bay Area
Other Location Info
Tomales Bay 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 alterations of land and vegetation that does not involve the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry 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.


Notice of Exemption
N__Bay Area District_CEQA- PEF Tracking Log_2020 Project Files_TBSP Boundary Veg Modification and Defensible Space_13049_TBSP Boundary Veg Mod Fuel Reduction and Defensible Space FinalNOE_05   PDF 217 K

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