Boundary Vegetation Modification


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Boundary Vegetation Modification
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this Wildfire and Forest Resilience Project is to create and manage a defensible space zone in the wildland urban interface at TPSNR. This applies to existing habitable structures that share a property boundary with the TPSNR and whose Zone 2 for defensible space (Zone 2) is located partially or entirely within State Parks-owned property. Zone 2 is a reduced fuel zone in which horizontal and vertical space is created between plants by removing invasive weeds, dead wood, and dead or dying plants, and by thinning native vegetation by approximately 50% when compared to the natural wildland setting adjacent to it. Vegetation modification will occur up to approximately 65 feet from the shared State boundary at TPSNR. State Parks will carry out thinning at no cost to homeowners through approximately 2026 as funding allows. No work will be done on private property. Zone 2 will be maintained on a seasonal basis by pruning and thinning plants, removing invasive species, and controlling weeds.

Contact Information

Marya Ahmad
Agency Name
Department of Parks & Recreation - San Diego Coast District
Job Title
Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


La Jolla
San Diego
Southern California
Other Location Info
Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class: 4 Section: 15304
Reasons for Exemption
No potential for significant impact to the environment is anticipated in compliance with CEQA §15300.4. If the project is implemented as indicated within the CDPR Project Evaluation Form, then it is exempt under CEQA §15304–Minor Alterations to Land. The action falls under the Departmental List of Exempt activities according to CEQA §15300.4 as Class 4: Section 15304: “Resource management projects”
County Clerk
San Diego


Notice of Exemption

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