Weir Canyon Invasive Pest Mitigation and Fuel Reduction Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020060471
Lead Agency
Orange County Fire Authority
Document Title
Weir Canyon Invasive Pest Mitigation and Fuel Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/23/2020
Project Applicant
Orange County Fire Authority
Present Land Use
Open Space, Parkland

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 Weir Canyon Nature Preserve area in Orange County, CA (Proposed Project or Project). The Proposed Project site, is located in the northeastern part of Orange County, at the border of the City of Anaheim and comprises of 142.13 acres of forested land. It includes portions of the Weir Canyon area, in the northern part of the greater Irvine Ranch Open Space, and spreads across both sides of State Route (SR) 241. Trees are an important component of natural ecosystems in California and 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.

Contact Information
Dave Erickson
Orange County Fire Authority
1 Fire Authority Road
Irvine, CA 92602

Phone : (949) 447-0549
daviderickson@ocfa.org

Location

Cities
Unincorporated
Counties
Orange
Regions
Countywide Unincorporated
Other Location Info
The Proposed Project site, is located in the northeastern part of Orange County, at the border of the City of Anaheim and comprises of 142.13 acres of forested land. It includes portions of the Weir Canyon area, in the northern part of the greater Irvine Ranch Open Space, and spreads across both sides of State Route (SR) 241.

Notice of Exemption

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

Attachments

Environmental Document
21208 OCFA Weir Canyon CEQA_v7   DOCX 152 K 21208 PLAN Fig 1 Project Location and Vicinity -Wier Canyon   PDF 1410 K
Notice of Exemption
NOE_03   PDF 174 K NOE_Attachment A_04   DOCX 25 K

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