Thermalito North Forebay Annual Controlled Burn


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Thermalito North Forebay Annual Controlled Burn
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Cal-Fire will be conducting an annual controlled burn of up to 20 acres of grassland within the TNFRA. Land is owned by CA DWR and managed by CA Department of State Parks. This burn is being conducted to manage the thick grassland vegetation and to alleviate a safety concern due to Future July 4th Fireworks Celebration.

Contact Information

Robin Carter-Ervin
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Department of Water Resources
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
Thermalito North Forebay Recreation Area (TNFRA) south of Garden Dr. and just north of the Thermalito Power Canal.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 (d), Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
When conditions are appropriate, the burn is anticipated to take 3-6 hours in mid June. Very little ground disturbance (other than fire) will occur, and all sensitive resources will be flagged and avoided by fire crews. No known sensitive resources will be negatively impacted due to this activity. This project will benefit the natural environment.


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