Canyons Invasive Pest Mitigation and Fuels Reductions Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020080461
Lead Agency
Orange County Fire Authority
Document Title
Canyons Invasive Pest Mitigation and Fuels Reductions Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/27/2020
Project Applicant
Orange County Fire Authority
Present Land Use
Residential, Open space

Document Description
Orange County Fire Authority, under the CAL FIRE Fire Prevention Grant Program (Grant Number 5GG17194), proposes to 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 is located in southeast Orange County (OC or County), within the unincorporated, gated communities of Coto de Caza and Dove Canyon and adjacent areas. 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
Other Location Info
Unincorporated areas near Coto de Caza and Dove Canyons

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
Coto de Caza_NOE_Attachment A_8   DOCX 27 K
Notice of Exemption
Coto de Caza_NOE_08   PDF 1289 K

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