Canyons Invasive Pest Mitigation and Fuels Reductions Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Orange County Fire Authority
Document Title
Canyons Invasive Pest Mitigation and Fuels Reductions Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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
Lead/Public Agency
1 Fire Authority Road
Irvine, CA 92602

Phone : (949) 447-0549

Orange County Fire Authority
Project Applicant


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.


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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