Burnt Ranch Area


SCH Number
Public Agency
Trinity County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Burnt Ranch Area
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Fuels reduction and fire prevention project funded by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection's Fire Prevention Program as part of the California Climate Investments Program. Work will consist of manual cutting and chipping within the Wildland Urban Interface in the Burn Ranch Area

Contact Information

Agency Name
Trinity County Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Forest Health Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Burnt Ranch
Northern California, Unincorporated
Total Acres

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project qualifies for a Categorical Exemption under CEQA Guidelines Section 15304. Pursuant to Section 15304, Class 4 consists of minor private alterations of vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. The project involves removal of small diameter understory trees and brush species to reduce the vertical and horizontal continuity of forest fuels. The trees being removed are in a suppressed state and are not considered healthy. Review by Trinity County Resource Conservation District staff confirmed that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. The project consists of minor treatments to land and vegetation in the form of hand thinning and chipping via hand crews. The activities do not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species, or sedimentation to surface waters. This project will not convert forestland to non-forest uses, and all treated vegetation will have the ability to grow back. The District has concluded that no significant environmental impact would 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, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, utilities and service systems, or to wildfire.
County Clerk


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