Fieldbrook Valley Fire Resilience Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Fieldbrook Valley Fire Resilience Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
NOE for a project that will restore ~80 ac of degraded redwood forestland across Fieldbrook Valley to prepare these lands for the prescribed reintroduction of low-intensity fire and native redwood forest stands. Actions will include removal of abandoned vehicles, trash, and barbed wire fence; thinning and other fuels reduction; preparation of the area for prescribed burning; and the preparation of a Prescribed Burn Plan.

Contact Information

Joel Gerwein
Agency Name
California State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
North Coast Program Deputy Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
80 acres off of Fieldbrook Road in Fieldbrook, CA

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR Section 15304 (Minor Alterations to Land), 15301 (Existing facilities), 15269 (Emergency Projects), and 15262
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves minor alterations in the condition of vegetation and land without the removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees, including the removal of trash and debris. The project is also exempt under Section 15301 (Existing Facilities), because it involves maintenance of existing landscaping and native growth, and Section 15269 (Emergency Projects), because it involves fuel management activities necessary to prevent catastrophic wildfire. The project’s planning activities are exempt under Section 15262 (Feasibility and Planning Studies) because they involve planning for possible future actions that have not been approved or funded.
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