Improved Emergency Ingress/Egress and Expanded Defensible Space


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Improved Emergency Ingress/Egress and Expanded Defensible Space
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this project is to improve ingress/egress routes and defensible spaces in Jack London State Historic Park to facilitate firefighter access and operation in the event of future wildfire activity and to protect park resources. Work will be in the following areas: • Wolf House Service Road • Wolf House Ruins • House of Happy Walls Museum • Pig Palace/Smoke House • Orchard Road • Red Hill Road • Lave Service Road/ Mountain Trail • Vineyard Trail Work will include thinning and/or removal of understory fuels, limbing of trees to up to 10-feet above ground level, removal of trees up to 10-inches DBH with overlapping or contiguous canopy, removal of standing dead trees, removal of fallen dead woody material, removal of trees with heavy lean over the road and maintenance of road edge clearance. All vegetation work in each area, especially around standing structures, will be reviewed in the field by a State Parks cultural resource specialist to ensure proper surveys are conducted and to discuss site specific treatment measures. Vegetation removal work will occur outside of migratory bird nesting season and no mature, healthy, scenic trees will be removed.

Contact Information

Caitlin Powers
Agency Name
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Job Title
Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California, San Francisco Bay Area
Cross Streets
London Ranch Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 1, 4 Section 15301,15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, maintenance or minor alteration of existing public or private structures and/or topographical features, involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes and is included as “Resource management projects” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR §15300.4.


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