Urban Greening in North East LA


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Urban Greening in North East LA
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
North East Trees, a non-profit organization, plans to plant and establish 3,500 total trees. 500 #15 trees will be planted and established in developed settings such as along street parkways, in developed parks, and on public building grounds in the City. 1,000 #5 trees will be planted and established on private residential properties. 500 #15 trees, 1,000 #5 trees, and 500 #1 trees will be planted and established in and adjacent to open space city parks, Cal State LA campus and surrounding neighborhoods. Tree species will be drought tolerant and low maintenance. All planting activities will be completed using hand tools.

Contact Information

Henry Herrera
Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles
Total Acres
Other Location Info
Portions of North East Los Angeles
Other Information
California State University Los Angeles & North East Los Angeles neighborhoods such as Boyle Heights, El Sereno, Cypress Park, Highland Park, Echo Park, and Lincoln Heights

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 Department has concluded that no significant environmental impacts will 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, populations and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE’s Headquarters in Sacramento.


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