Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park 2020/2021 Fuel Reduction Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020090121
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
Ahwahnee Hills Regional Park 2020/2021 Fuel Reduction Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
10/20/2020
Project Applicant
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
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
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
1234 East Shaw Avenue
Fresno, CA 93710

Phone : (559) 243-4126
Len.Nielson@fire.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Madera
Cross Streets
Highway 49 and Hilltop Lane
Total Acres
293
State Highways
Highway 49
Other Location Info
T6S, R20E, Sec. 24 and 25 MDBM
Other Information
5 miles northwest of Oakhurst

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
CAL FIRE 1234 East Shaw Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No

Attachments

Notice of Determination
CDFW Filing Fee Cash Receipt   PDF 150 K MMU AHRP MND NOD_signed   PDF 148 K

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