Pinus attenuata removal at Boggs Mt. SDF


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Pinus attenuata removal at Boggs Mt. SDF
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Boggs Mt. SDF is what remains of a mixed conifer forest after a high severity wildfire burns nearly 99% of the property. It was replanted three years ago with the mix of tree species that existed before the fire, and is being revegetated by the resprouting hardwoods and invaded by knobcone Pine (Pinus attenuata). Part of the forest is in the 6th year of a long term, permanent study of factors affecting reforestation success and fuel dynamics post- high severity fire. Invasion by Knobcone pine is being accepted into part of the study design but it must be removed from the two treatments that examine replanting. Chainsaws, loppers and pruning shears will be used to remove the boles from the roots before viable seeds can be deposited in the soil for all knobcone in two research plots. Any material that is suspected of containing viable seeds will be deposited in forest garbage receptacles for disposal or taken to L.A. Moran for fertility analysis.

Contact Information

Dave Passovoy
Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Total Acres
Other Location Info
Portions of Tl IN R8W Section 2.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits within the descriptions of a Class 4 Categorical Exemptions described in CEQA Guidelines (14 CCR §15304) pertaining to Minor Alterations to Land. This project will not have a significant effect on the environment and is exempt from the provisions of CEQA. 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, 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, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE Headquarters – 715 P Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.


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