North Bay Forest Improvement Program - OLeary

Summary

SCH Number
2021060241
Public Agency
Sonoma Resource Conservation District
Document Title
North Bay Forest Improvement Program - OLeary
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/10/2021

Document Description
The project area has already been treated via lop-and-scatter under the Natural Resource Conservation Service's program EQIP. The end result of the project produced significant amounts of ground-level fuels in the 1 to 100 hour fuel categories. Under typical conditions these fuels are expected to decompose, however given the current drought conditions this fuel loading problem constitutes an unnecessary risk to the residual standing timber. The project will involve piling this material and either chipping where feasible or pile burning in the winter.

Contact Information
Jason Wells
Sonoma Resource Conservation District
Lead/Public Agency
1221 Farmers Lane, Suite F Sonoma RCD
Santa Rosa, CA 95405

Phone : (707) 569-1448 ext. 107
jwells@sonomarcd.org

Location

Cities
Guerneville
Counties
Sonoma
Regions
Northern California Unincorporated
Township
7N
Range
10W
Section
26
Other Location Info
T7N R10W SE 1/4 Section 26 and a portion of the SW 1/4 Section 25 T8N R11W, Mount Diablo BL&M AND T8N R12W Portions of Section 24 and a portion of the SW 1/4 of SW 1/4 Section 13

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt because the planned activities meet the definition of “forestry” in PRC§753, and have been reviewed and approved by a Registered Professional Forester in consultation with experts from other pertinent fields who have attested that the activities proposed in this project will only have the potential for at most impacts that are less than significant to the environment, having provided adequate measures for avoidance of sensitive environmental resources. Project activities will not involve the removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees, and will not result in a substantial alteration of the current function of the land. Project specific analysis is on file at the RCD.
County Clerk
Sonoma

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
OLeary_signedNOE   PDF 129 K

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