Defensible Space for Wildfire Protection


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Defensible Space for Wildfire Protection
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Reduce fuels and conduct vegetation modification and defensible space work on approximately 29 acres within Mt. Diablo State Park to reduce fire risk around park structures and along roadways, protect resources, improve public safety, enhance scenic vistas and ensure continued park operations. Work will occur within the defensible space zone of 130 feet from structures and within 10' of the public roadways. Work may be done by State Parks or members of the California Conservation Corps (CCC). 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

Gina Benigno
Agency Name
Department of Parks and Recreation Diablo Range District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Contra Costa
Other Location Info
Mount Diablo 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.


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