Humboldt County Fire Safe Council Downriver Fuels Reduction


SCH Number
Public Agency
Trinity County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Humboldt County Fire Safe Council Downriver Fuels Reduction
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Trinity County Resource Conservation District (the District) plans to implement fuels reduction and forest resilience treatments in the form of manual thinning, chipping, and piling in the Downriver area around the communities of Salyer and Hawkins Bar California. This project is an integral part of the District’s landscape strategy aimed at protecting Trinity County communities from future catastrophic wildfire events and returning the county’s forests to a healthy condition. Fuel reduction treatments will be strategically implemented in overstocked stands in or near the WUI that will contribute to community protection based on topography and historical fire patterns. The project will be implemented on primarily private land on 200 acres over 3-5 years. The prescription includes hand thinning of small diameter (less than 10” DBH) trees and shrubs. Emphasis will be placed on eliminating the continuity of surface and ladder fuels. Some sub canopy trees may be removed to break up vertical continuity to dominant trees as well as to raise the canopy base height, which will reduce future fire intensity. Cut materials will bucked and piled, chipped, or lopped and scattered depending on topography and fuel conditions.

Contact Information

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


Salyer, Hawkins Bar
Northern California, Unincorporated
Total Acres
5N, 6N

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
It has been determined that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. This project is consistent with the requirements stated in Section 15304; Minor Alterations to land, and will have no significant environmental impacts 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, or to utilities and service systems.
County Clerk


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