Old Bully Choop Road Fuel Break Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Old Bully Choop Road Fuel Break Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
CAL FIRE, in cooperation with ten private landowners, is planning an approximately 110-acre roadside fuel reduction project approximately 10 miles north-east of Platina, CA. This project is located on several different vegetation types including; mixed conifer, oak woodland, and chaparral. Fuel reduction treatment is proposed up to 100’ from centerline on approximately 4.25 miles of Old Bully Choop Road. Manual and mechanical fuel reduction will include the use of a masticator and chainsaws to thin suppressed trees (generally <10” DBH) and shrubs. Cut material will be masticated, chipped back into the unit, and/or piled and burned.

Contact Information
David Jaramillo
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Lead/Public Agency
875 Cypress Ave.
Redding, CA 96001

Phone : (530) 225-2413


Total Acres
Other Location Info
Portions of T30N, R8W, Sec 11, 14, 23 & 24 MDBM
Other Information
10 miles northeast of Platina, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 § 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The project consists of minor treatments to land and vegetation in the form of brush removal and understory thinning via hand crews, mastication, and associated pile burning. The activities do not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species, or sedimentation to surface waters. This project will not convert forestland to non-forest uses, and all treated vegetation will have the ability to grow back. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/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/traffic, utilities and service systems, or to wildfire. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at 875 Cypress Ave., Redding, CA 96001.


Notice of Exemption
Bully Choop - NOE signed   PDF 105 K

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