Whitmore Forest and Watershed Restoration Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Whitmore Forest and Watershed Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will implement fuel reduction activities to improve the protection of homes, communities and public and private lands from fire while protecting environmental, natural and cultural resources. The project will reduce fuel loads in Montane Hardwood Conifer (MHC) 4M, 4P, Montane Hardwood (MHW) 2M, PPN 4P, and Sierra Mixed Conifer (SMC) 4P, 4M within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) of the communities of Whitmore and Shingletown. The target fuels are brush, and small and suppressed trees that act as ladder fuels that allow widlfires to move from the forest floor to the tree canopy making the fire harder to control. Much of the thinning activity and tree removal will be conducted under California Forest Practice Exemptions. The balance of the treatment activities, including the mastication of brush and small trees, hand treatments of brush and small trees, prescribed fire (broadcast and pile burning) and emergent brush follow-up treatments will be conducted under this Notice of Exemption (NOE).

Contact Information

Ross Perry
Agency Name
Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant

Tom Esgate
Agency Name
Managing Director - Lassen Fire Safe Council
Contact Types
Parties Undertaking Project


32 N
01 W
Other Location Info
portions of Sections 7-22, 27, & 28; T 32N, R 02E, portions of Sections 3-9 & 18; and T 33N, R 02E, portions of Sections 32 - 34

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304 - Minor alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, ma
Reasons for Exemption
The Western Shasta Resource Conservation District (WSRCD) has reviewed the environmental/specialists’ reports prepared by Registered Profesional Foresters and other specialists and has determined that the project’s implementation will result in multiple benefits, including restoration of the forest, watershed, and wildlife habitat. There will be no significant adverse impacts on endangered, rare, or threatened species or their habitats. There are no hazardous materials at or around the project site. The project will avoid all archeological resource sites. The project will not result in cumulatively significant impacts. The Project will have no significant adverse effect on the environment
County Clerk


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