Croftwood Lake Open Space Preserve Fire Fuel Management


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW)
Document Title
Croftwood Lake Open Space Preserve Fire Fuel Management
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project includes a 10-15 ft fire fuels buffer with an additional 5-10 ft shaded fuel break to eliminate ladder fuels. The proposed activities would be limited to clearing low stature vegetation (i.e., weeds, shrubs, and grasses) with hand tools and trimming/thinning of trees to raise the canopy and eliminate ground cover/brush/ladder fuels within the drip lines. All debris generated will be hauled offsite.

Contact Information

Patrick Moeszinger
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife
Job Title
Senior Environmental Scientist (Specialist)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Parcel #
453-010-032 and 435-020-021
Other Location Info
The project location covered by the Agreement is limited to a thirty-foot-wide fire fuels management zone located on the eastern bank of Secret Ravine within the Croftwood Lake Open Space Preserve (Preserve), immediately adjacent to the fence line separating the Crowne Point Subdivision from the Preserve parcels.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Type – Class 4; California Code of Regulations, title 14, sections 15304(i)
Reasons for Exemption
Class 4 because the project is limited to fuel management activities within 30 feet of structures to reduce the volume of flammable vegetation where the activities will not result in the taking or endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species or significant erosion and sedimentation of surface waters.
County Clerk


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