Santiago Canyon Invasive Pest Mitigation And Fuels Reductions Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020070487
Lead Agency
Orange County Fire Authority
Document Title
Santiago Canyon Invasive Pest Mitigation And Fuels Reductions Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/27/2020
Project Applicant
Orange County Fire Authority
Present Land Use
Residential, rural communities

Document Description
Treat trees with pesticides to reduce the presence of invasive gold spotted oak borer (GSOB) and Invasive Shot Hole Borer (ISHB) within Orange County, CA. The Proposed Project would occur within western Orange County (OC or County) and would consist of portions of the unincorporated communities of Trabuco Canyon, Modjeska Canyon, Silverado, and Santiago Canyon. 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
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Santiago Canyons Communities

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. See Attachment A.

Attachments

Environmental Document
21208 - Santiago Canyon IS Checklist_5   DOCX 149 K 21208 PLAN Fig 1 Project Location and Vicinity - Santiago Canyon   PDF 1426 K NOE_Attachment A_6   DOCX 34 K
Notice of Exemption
NOE_04   PDF 124 K

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