Gualala Ranch Homeowner’s Association Roadside Clearing

Summary

SCH Number
2021070241
Public Agency
Sonoma County
Document Title
Gualala Ranch Homeowner’s Association Roadside Clearing
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/14/2021
Document Description
As part of the 2021 Vegetation Management Grant Program, the County of Sonoma has approved grant funding for the Gualala Ranch Homeowner’s Association to purchase a chipper/shredder and a 500-gallon portable water tank. Funds will also pay for maintenance supplies for the equipment, and contracted environmental consulting services. The project will consist of the clearing of dense undergrowth of ladder fuels and trees 6 inches DBH or less. Standing dead trees will be removed, and healthy, mature trees will be imbed to a minimum 8 feet vertically. The work will create shaded fuel breaks along 12.2 miles of roads, no less than 15 feet on both sides of the roads. The road segments where work will take place are: - Brain Ridge Road: From Fort Ross Rd to Reservoir Rd to Niestrath Rd - Niestrath Road: From Fort Ross Rd to Fernfield Rd to High Road - High Road: From Fernfield Rd to Creighton Ridge Rd/FTRVFD St.1 - Camper Creek Road: From Fernfield Rd to Seaview Ranch Rd FTRVFD St.3 - Seaview Ranch Road: From King Ridge Rd to Bohan Dillon Rd

Contact Information

Name
Robert Aguero
Agency Name
Permit Sonoma
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
Cazadero
Counties
Sonoma
Regions
San Francisco Bay Area
Zip
95421
Waterways
South Fork Gualala River
Township
08N
Range
12W
Base
MDBM
Other Information
RRD – Resource and Rural Development, TP – Timberland Production

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15301 (c) Maintenance of existing highways and streets and 15304 (i) Minor Alteration to Land-Fuel management
Reasons for Exemption
The project is categorically exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) Guidelines Sections, Section 15301 (c) Maintenance of existing highways and streets and 15304 (i) Minor Alteration to Land-Fuel management activities within 100 feet of structures to reduce the volume of flammable vegetation, provided that the activities will not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species or significant erosion and sedimentation of surface waters. The removal of the dead, dying and hazardous trees and chipping program is a maintenance activity of an existing facility involving no expansion of use. The understory fuel reduction is a minor alteration to land that involves fuel management activities within 100 feet of structures.
County Clerk
Sonoma

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