Hammond Ranch Area Hazardous Fuels Reduction Program (5GG18120)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Hammond Ranch Area Hazardous Fuels Reduction Program (5GG18120)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project area is predominately residential with ingress/egress road systems and is characterized by a sparse to moderately dense stand of mixed conifer forest. The understory is composed of moderate to dense occurrences of brush species, conifer in growth and heavy to moderate accumulations of woody debris. The project is designed to remove 240 acres of dense fuel to reduce the chance of wildfire and create a healthier forest, construct a shaded fuel break along Dogwood Ridge, remove vegetation adjacent to emergency evacuation roads, and create 100 ft. defensible space around residences and structures. Hand crews will be utilized to remove brush species, thin understory trees 8” DBH or less, remove snags which do not contain cavities, prune leave trees to a height of 6 to 8 feet and remove existing ground fuels between 2 and 5 inches in diameter. All the woody material generated by treatment activities will be chipped or ground. There will be no slash or hand pile burning for this project. No mature, scenic, healthy trees will be removed during treatment activities.

Contact Information

Steve Wilson
Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Old Stage Road
Total Acres
Other Location Info
Portions of T41N, R5W, Sec 8, 9, 15, 16, 21 ,22, 23, 26, 27 & 28, MDBM
Other Information
South of the city of Weed

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 § 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits within the above-listed Categorical Exemption listed in the CEQA Guidelines. Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. CAL FIRE has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, energy, 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 wildlfire. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at the CAL FIRE Siskiyou Unit Headquarters, 1809 Fairlane Rd., Yreka, CA 96097.


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