Trabuco Canyon Invasive Pest Mitigation and Fuels Reduction Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Orange County Fire Authority
Document Title
Trabuco Canyon Invasive Pest Mitigation and Fuels Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Parkland, Openspace

Document Description
Orange County Fire Authority, under the CalFire Fire Prevention Grant Program, proposes to treat trees with pesticides to reduce the presence of invasive Gold Spotted Oak Borer (GSOB) and Invasive Shot Hole Borer (ISHB) within the Trabuco Canyon area of Orange County, CA. Treatment of infested trees would eliminate pests and slow the spread rate, enhancing the survival rate of existing tree populations. A decrease in tree mortality would ultimately reduce the wildfire risks to habitable structures by reducing potential fuel within parks and adjacent to roads, homes, and HOAs. See Attachment A for a full project description.

Contact Information
Dave Erickson
Orange County Fire Authority
Lead/Public Agency
1 Fire Authority Road
Irvine, CA 92602

Phone : (949) 447-0549

Orange County Fire Authority
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
. The Proposed Project site borders the western and eastern sides of a section of Live Oak Canyon Road, immediately northwest of Trabuco Canyon Road, covering a total of approximately 70 acres (Figure 1). The western side of the Proposed Project site also encompasses a strip of land within O’Neill Regional Park.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Sections 15304, 15307, and 15308
Reasons for Exemption
None of the exceptions specified in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 apply.


Environmental Document
Fig 1 Project Location and Vicinity - Trabuco Canyon   PDF 930 K Trabuco Canyon IS Checklist_final   DOCX 138 K
Notice of Exemption
1Trabuco_NOE_Attachment A_clean   DOCX 32 K Trabuco NOE   PDF 1102 K

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