Corridor Tree Removal


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
Corridor Tree Removal
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Document Description
The project performed emergency tree removal and pruning on US Highway 101 between post miles (PM) 81.0 and 82.5 in Humboldt County. The project was to prevent damage and maintain service essential to public health, safety, and welfare. Work included removal of approximately 38 trees and pruning of 190 trees. Tree disposal included donating logs and large diameter branches to the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Senior Wood Program and chipping and hauling smaller diameter limbs and branches to Fairhaven Power Plant.Unsalvageable wood debris were ground for disposal at Steve Morris Logging. Staging occurred in and on the paved shoulders and lanes of Highway 101 and at the paved yard of the Braynard Mill. All work occurred within the State right of way and utilized bucket trucks, woodchippers, chain saws, dump trucks, an excavator for loading logs, skidsteer loader, motorized sweepers, an impact attenuator truck, pickups and cone trucks. The project did not include any ground disturbance. An Emergency Waiver was received from the California Coastal Commission on 2/14/2020. Biological and Visual assessments were completed.

Contact Information

Felicia Zimmerman
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Arcata, Eureka
State Highways
US Highway 101
Other Information
From post mile 81.0 to 82.5 in Humboldt County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Emergency Project
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(4); 15269(b)(c)
Reasons for Exemption
Maintenance of essential services necessary to public health, safety, and welfare.


Notice of Exemption

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