California Pines Fuel Break Project (New Fuel Break Section) Section)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Modoc Resource Conservation District
Document Title
California Pines Fuel Break Project (New Fuel Break Section) Section)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Proposed Action: This forest fuels reduction project will occur along two roadways approximately 18 miles southwest of Alturas, CA and is in the community of California Pines. The project is a roadside fuel. reduction along approximately 2 miles of Gatling Road and 4 miles of California Pines Boulevard. The California Pines Boulevard is signed as an Evacuation Route. 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 will thin trees to a minimum of 10'x 10' 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 treatment will be processed using a variety of practices including a 14" chipper, pile burning, and mastication.

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 12 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 4 Section 15304 Minor alterations to Land or vegetation (i) Fuel management activities".
Reasons for Exemption
An environmental review has 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 on scenic areas or trees. See NOE for full details.


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