California Pines Fuel Break Project (Maintance Section)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Modoc Resource Conservation District
Document Title
California Pines Fuel Break Project (Maintance Section)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Proposed Action: This forest fuels reduction project will occur along a roadway approximately 18 miles southwest of Alturas, CA and is in the community of California Pines. The project is a roadside fuel reduction along approximately 5.15 miles of dirt Roadway, involving an area of approximately 125 acres. The goal of this project is to eliminate hazardous fuel loading that may pose a threat to the California Pines Community and help reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire. Vegetation treatment in the form of hand-thinning using chain saws, chipping, and mastication will be used within. 100 feet on each side of the permanent un-paved road. Cal Fire and contractor crews wilthin trees to a minimum of l0'x I0' spacing while targeting larger trees for retention. Small trees; shrubs; and other surface fuels will be pruned to eliminate ladder fuels and general fuel buildup. Material generated by this·fuel reduction treatment will be processed using a variety of practices including a 14" chipper, pile burning, and mastication. See NOE for full details.

Contact Information

Richard L. Westman
Agency Name
Modoc Resource Conservation District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Modoc Resource Conservation District
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
Project is located 18 miles Southwest of the city of Alturas and south of Centerville Road (County Road 54). Legal location is T.40 N., R.10 E., portions of sections 10, 11, 14, 22, 23, 26 and 36.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1 Section 15301 Existing Facilities (i) Fuel management activities".
Reasons for Exemption
An environmental review determined that the above-mentioned project will not have a significant effect on the environment. The project will not result in the loss of special status species, archaeological or historical sites and will not have a significant impact scenic areas or trees. See NOE for full details.


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