Santa Ana Mountains Watershed Protection Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
Document Title
Santa Ana Mountains Watershed Protection Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority

Document Description
This project involves modifying fuels along the existing North Main Divide Fuel Break in order to provide enhanced wildland fire suppression opportunities adjacent to the communities of Corona, El Cerrito, Temescal and Silverado Canyon. The project would maintain approximately 10 miles of fuel break running north from the vicinity of Bald Mountain to Sierra Peak, including ridgelines above Bedford, Eagle, Manning, Main Street and Hagador canyons. It also involves modifying fuels within the Wildland-Urban Interface for the communities of Rancho Carrillo, Rancho Capistrano, Decker Canyon, and El Cariso. See NOE for Full Details.

Contact Information
David P. Ruhl
Santa Ana Watershed Project Authority
11615 Sterling Avenue
Riverside, CA 92503

Phone : (951) 354-4223


Orange Riverside
Other Location Info
The project is located in portions ofT4S, R6W; T4S, R7W; T5S, R6W; T.6N, R.5W; and T.7S, R.6W within Orange and Riverside counties.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Section 4799.05
Reasons for Exemption
This project is exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) under the Public Resources Code Section 4799.05 and California Senate Bill 901 signed by the Governor on September 21, 2018. The project is a fuel reduction project undertaken on federal lands to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire that have been reviewed under the federal National Environmental Policy Act.


Notice of Exemption
2020070039_Santa Ana Mountains Watershed   PDF 607 K

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