Berry Creek Fuel Reduction

Summary

SCH Number
2020070006
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Berry Creek Fuel Reduction
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/1/2020
Project Applicant
Butte County Fire Safe Council
Present Land Use
Rural

Document Description
The project is located within the WUI community of Bald Rock. This project involves the hand clearing of brush, small trees (trees less than 10” in diameter) and dead woody debris (snags less than 10” in diameter), in areas of Bald Rock Rd., and Big Ridge Rd. to reduce the fire hazard and fuel loading along proposed escape routes. Fuel breaks shall be constructed adjacent to structures, and within 150’ of public, permanent and seasonal roads to reduce fuel loading along proposed escape routes. Fuels can be chipped, or lopped and scattered for a total acreage of 161.5. The proposed work period (hand cutting, lopping, and chipping) for this project is scheduled for 2020. This project funded by CAL FIRE through the California Climate Investments Fire Prevention Program. The grant number is 5GG17129. The grantee is the Butte County Fire Safe Council.

Contact Information
Dave Derby
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
176 Nelson Avenue
Oroville, CA 95965

Phone : (530) 538-7111
dave.derby@fire.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Butte
Regions
Unincorporated
Total Acres
161.5
Township
20-21N
Range
5E
Section
Var.
Base
MDBM
Other Location Info
Portions of Sections 28,33,34,35,36 T21N R5E, Sec. 1,2,12 T20N R5E MDB&M

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
The project is classified as a Categorical Exemption, Class 4, section 1504 minor alterations to land. The project consists of the hand clearing of brush, small trees (trees less than 10” in diameter) and dead woody debris (snags less than 10” in diameter) along major escape routes and travel ways within the area of Berry Creek to reduce fire hazard and create fuel breaks. Approximately 46% of the fuel break area within the project will be treating vegetation around habitable structures for fire safe clearance. Furthermore, sensitive environments, unusual circumstances, a scenic highway, historical resources or hazardous waste sites are not located within the project area. Thus the project fits classification as a categorical exemption, Class 4, section 1504 minor alterations to land. Documentation of the environmental review completed by Sierra Timber Services on behalf of Butte County Fire Safe Council and CAL FIRE is kept on file at 1600 Feather River Blvd., Suite B, Oroville, CA 95965 and CAL FIRE’s BTU Office, 176 Nelson Avenue, Oroville, CA 95965.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
BTU Berry Creek Fuelbreak NOE   PDF 286 K

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