Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of Class 4 §15304 Minor Alterations to Land as it will result in only minor alterations to the land and will not have a significant impact to the environment. The project is intended to remove ladder fuels and competing vegetation in order to reduce hazardous fuel conditions along and existing fire road located on Glen Oaks Ranch. The desired outcome is healthy forest stand that is more fire resilient than pre-project conditions.
Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply that 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 or 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 or traffic, utilities and service systems or wildfire. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE Sonoma-Lake Napa Unit locate at 1199 Big Tree Road, Saint Helena CA 94574.