Success Control Burn


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Success Control Burn
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Annual control burn training to prevent wildland fire(s) at Success Lake along the shoreline adjacent to Highway 190 from the East abutment of Schafer Dam all the way to the maintenance compound of the Tule Recreation Area. The burn will target dry grass that exhibits potential danger to surrounding buildings and park visitors. The elimination of fire hazard will benefit visitors, employees, and contractors by enabling safer access to these areas. In addition, it will also help keep structures/buildings safe from possible wildland fires. The goal of this project is to provide a training location for the engines and firefighter hand crews in the Unit. This training will include handline construction, followed by a prescribed fire to reduce the fuels along the shoreline and highway 190.

Contact Information

David Shy
Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Job Title
Unit Forester
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Total Acres
State Highways
Other Location Info
Portions of T21S, R28E, Secs 19, 24, 25,26, 35 & 36 MDBM

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC 4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
The California Environmental Quality Act does not apply to prescribed fire, thinning, or fuel reduction projects undertaken on federal lands to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire that have been reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) if the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding or staffing for those projects. All Success Control Burn project activities are included in the Project Environmental Evaluation Report (PEER) for Richard L. Schafer Dam, Success Lake signed in 2022. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at 1968 S Lovers ln, Visalia CA, 93621.


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