Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park 2020/2021 Fuel Reduction Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park 2020/2021 Fuel Reduction Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Institution Area District (IA) for Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park and Agricultural, Rural, Exclusive (40 acre) District(ARE-40), RRS-2.5 or RRS-5 for Residential
Document Description
This project will reduce the risk of catastrophic fire events on the Park through fuel reduction treatments over approximately 293 acres of Park and adjacent privately-owned property. In addition, the Project will create a disc-line for defensible space around the perimeter of the Park where the primary fuel sources are grassland fuel types. The objectives will be accomplished through targeted thinning, mastication, pruning, and slash treatment or removal. Thinning operations will remove understory vegetation to prevent natural fire events from reaching the canopy of oak and pine trees. Healthy oak and pine trees will be retained to the greatest extent practicable while still creating a resilient landscape. High value wildlife snags will also be retained when they are isolated from trails, roads, or structures. Best practices will be adopted from the California Forest Practices Act to avoid, reduce, and mitigate potential harm to cultural resources, waterways, native wildlife and species of special concern.

Contact Information

Len Nielson
Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

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


Cross Streets
Highway 49 and Hilltop Lane
Total Acres
State Highways
Highway 49
Other Location Info
T6S, R20E, Sec. 24 and 25 MDBM
Other Information
5 miles northwest of Oakhurst

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Central Region 4 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery, California Department of Toxic Substances Control (DTSC), California Department of Transportation, District 6 (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Energy Commission, California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Fresno Region 5 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Central Valley Flood Protection Board, Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA), Office of Historic Preservation, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Shaded fuel break installation)
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Drainage/Absorption, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Noise, Population/Housing, Recreation, Schools/Universities, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Other


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