Hearst Castle Forest and Fuels Management


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Hearst Castle Forest and Fuels Management
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Reduce and remove heavy vegetation in the transitional landscape surrounding Hearst Castle at Hearst San Simeon State Historical Monument to reduce the hazardous fuel loads and to improve emergency access, the project will: - Use chainsaws to remove dead and/or diseased trees, as well as non-historic or non-native trees - Chip and recycle or create burn piles for cut limbs or other small vegetation; - Haul off the larger sections of the felled trees for either green waste disposal or a firewood program; and - Use heavy machinery to complete minor grading to improve the existing fire road that was constructed during the Chimney Fire. All work will comply with the US Migratory Bird Act, the California Public Resources Code, the California Coastal Act, and San Luis Obispo County Air Pollution Control District regulations.

Contact Information

Doug G. Barker
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
District Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Luis Obispo
Southern California
Cross Streets
Cal Hwy 1 and Hearst Castle Rd
Total Acres
State Highways
Cal Hwy 1
Other Location Info
Hearst San Simeon State Historic Monument

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Title 14, Calfornia Code of Regulations, Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes.


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