DeClerck Tree Planting

Summary

SCH Number
2020100023
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection)
Document Title
DeClerck Tree Planting
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/1/2020
Project Applicant
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Present Land Use
Rural

Document Description
2018 Klamathon Fire in Siskiyou County destroyed structures and caused significant damage to timber resources. Following the fire an emergency timber harvest was conducted to salvage the damaged timber. This Notice of Exemption is to allow scalping around newly planted seedlings (approx 4' circle) that will increase their survival rate by removing competing vegetation. This project is intended to increase the beneficial uses of the watershed by replanting approximately 120,000 new conifer seedlings. The scalping will not cause a negative environmental impact and is necessary to increase seedling survival rate. This method has been chosen instead of a chemical application for controlling competing vegetation. The watershed has been severely damaged by wildfire and the reforestation of this property will help to improve the overall watershed health.

Contact Information
Julie Howard
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
1416 9th St
Sacramento, CA 94244

Phone : (831) 345-4942
Julie.Howard@fire.ca.gov

Location

Counties
Siskiyou
Other Location Info
Portions of: T48N R06W Secs 16,17, 19-21, 27-33; T47N R06W Sec 6; T48N R07W Secs 25&36 MDBM

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 portions the description for a Class 4 Categorical Exemption to CEQA. Staff conducted an environmental review to confirm that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. Field review by RPF 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, 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, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE Headquarters in Sacramento.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NOE_DeClerck_Final_signed   PDF 87 K

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