Canyon Gulch Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Canyon Gulch Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Roadside Right of Way
Document Description
CAL FIRE, in cooperation with three private landowners, is planning an approximately 80-acre roadside fuel reduction project 6 miles northwest of Anderson, CA. This project is located on several different vegetation types including oak woodland and dense shrub thickets. Fuel reduction treatment is proposed up to 200’ on approximately 3 miles of China Gulch Dr. and Canyon Rd. Manual and mechanical fuel reduction will be completed by use of chainsaws, chipper, and masticator to thin suppressed trees (generally <10” DBH) and shrubs up to approximately 200’ on the south side of approximately 1.8 miles of China Gulch Dr., and approximately 1 mile of Canyon Rd. Cut material will be masticated, chipped back into the unit, and/or piled and burned. Project activities may be implemented any time of year, and will not be conducted during saturated soil conditions.

Contact Information

David Jaramillo
Agency Name
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Total Acres
Other Location Info
Portions of: T31N, R5W, Section 34, 35 MDBM T30N, R5W, Section 2, 3 MDBM
Other Information
6 miles NW of Anderson, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4: 15304, Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The project consists of minor treatments to land and vegetation in the form of brush removal and understory thinning via hand crews, mastication, and associated pile burning. The activities do not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species, or sedimentation to surface waters. This project will not convert forestland to non-forest uses, and all treated vegetation will have the ability to grow back. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, utilities and service systems, or to wildfire. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at 875 Cypress Ave., Redding, CA 96001.


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