City of Chico Vegetative Fuels Management Plan


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Chico, City of (City of Chico)
Document Title
City of Chico Vegetative Fuels Management Plan
Document Type
NOP - Notice of Preparation
Project Applicant
City of Chico
Present Land Use
Parklands, preserves, greenways, and other open spaces

Document Description
The City of Chico (“City”) is preparing a programmatic Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the City of Chico Vegetative Fuels Management Plan (“VFMP”) for City-owned park and open space parcels throughout Chico. The VFMP outlines a framework for managing fuel loads and vegetation on these properties to help reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfires. The City is requesting comments on the scope and content of the proposed EIR. A description of the VFMP and its location, together with a summary of the probable environmental effects that will be addressed in the EIR, are included in the attached NOP. The NOP also contains information on how to participate and provide comments during the 30-day public review and comment period.

Contact Information
Linda Herman
City of Chico
P.O. Box 3420 965 Fir Street
Chico, CA 95927

Phone : (530) 896-7241


39°43'42.6"N 121°50'15"W
Cross Streets
Total Acres
Parcel #
Various -see map in NOP attached
State Highways
Hwy 99 and 32
Union Pacific
Chico Municipal Airport
All within the Chico Unified School District
Big Chico Creek, Little Chico Creek, Lindo Channel, Comanche Creek, portion of Butte Creek
22 N
1 East
Other Location Info
The Plan will cover city-owned parcels throughout the Chico city limits so parcel numbers and coordinates will vary.

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Local Action
Master Plan Other Action Vegetative Fuels Management Plan
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Noise Public Services Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Wildlife Land Use Cumulative Effects
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics California Department of Water Resources California Governor's Office of Emergency Services California Highway Patrol California Natural Resources Agency California Public Utilities Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 Department of Toxic Substances Control Office of Historic Preservation State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights California Native American Heritage Commission Central Valley Flood Protection Board


Environmental Document
VFMP_NOP_Draft_Sept2020_lh2   PDF 498 K
NOCompletion_NOP   PDF 243 K
State Comments
2020090170_CVFPB Comment   PDF 301 K 2020090170_NAHC Comment   PDF 298 K

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