Post Carr Fire Hazardous FR N299


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Post Carr Fire Hazardous FR N299
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Rural Residential and Roadside Right of Way
Document Description
The Post Carr Fire Hazardous Fuels Reduction – North of 299W project is located in Shasta County in the communities of French Gulch, Old Shasta, and Keswick into Redding city limits. The project includes fuel reduction and hazard tree removal on approximately 606 acres along roads, ingress and egress points, and firefighting infrastructure to provide for safer ingress and egress of evacuating residents and responding emergency personnel. This will be addressed by the removal of dead and dying trees and control of re-sprouting vegetation within 200 feet of serviceable roadways that pose a structural threat to roadways or public or private infrastructure. Work is scheduled for 2020-2021. Treatment will focus on the removal of dead vegetation along the road edge and adjacent to structures up to 200 feet. Treatments will include mechanical and hand removal of hazardous vegetation. All dead and dying vegetation will be removed and living trees will be spaced to a distance no greater than 30 feet. Mechanical operations will include the use of a masticator and chipping equipment and manual treatment’s will include chainsaws, lopers or pruners, piling and burning. Removal of hazardous trees and fuel reduction will have a direct benefit to the life and safety of residents and travelling motorists in the area. The value of the fuel treatments, both in terms of reduced fire behavior/intensity and in terms of impacts will produce long-term benefits. These benefits include reductions in vertical and horizontal continuity of fuels and removing competition from many small, closely spaced, fire-vulnerable species into a smaller number of resilient larger trees, thereby improving overall fire resiliency and carbon stocks.

Contact Information

Benjamin Rowe
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


Total Acres
State Highways
Other Location Info
Portions of: T32N R5W Sec 4, 5, 6, 17, 18, 19, 20, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32 & 33, T32N R6W Sec 11, 12, 13, 14, 24, 25 & 36 , T33N R7W Sec 2, 11, 14, 15, 22 & 27, T34N R6W Sec 31 & 32 , and T34N R7W Sec 13, 24, 25, 35 & 36 MDB&M

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under a portion of Class 4 categorical exemption “15304 Minor Alterations to Land.” Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply that would preclude the use of a notice of exemption for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland or timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, energy, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation or traffic, utilities and service systems, or to wildfire. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE’s Shasta-Trinity Unit Headquarters.


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