Smartsville Goat Grazing and Temporary Fence Clearing


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Smartsville Goat Grazing and Temporary Fence Clearing
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is a ¼ south west of the CAL FIRE NEU’s Smartsville Station 40, located at 8839 Highway 20, Smartsville, CA 95977 and approximately ¾ miles south east of Smartsville. The project consists of grazing goats and installing temporary livestock fencing. Hand cutting and chipping of brush and trees less than 5” DBH will occur 8’-10’ around parcel perimeter to allow contractor to install temporary livestock fencing. Surface soils will not be disturbed. All vegetation removed will be mulched on site by chipping or grazing. Work is proposed to occur when approved and personnel are available. Unit Environmental Scientist will monitor work through all stages of implementation.

Contact Information

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


Cross Streets
Hammonton Smartsville Road
Total Acres
State Highways
Other Location Info
Portions of T16N, R06E, Sec 34 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 Class 4 (Minor Alterations to Land). After completing an environmental assessment, the Department has determined this project will have no significant impact on the environment. 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 Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, energy, 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 the Nevada-Yuba-Placer Headquarters in Auburn.


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