Rock Creek Wildfire Resilience Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Del Norte County
Document Title
Rock Creek Wildfire Resilience Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Project area 1 will create shaded fuel breaks up to 500 ft.-wide, by thinning overstocked brush, small trees, and limbing ladder fuels. Residual trees will be pruned to a height of 8 – 10 feet, but not more than 50% of the crown may be removed. All mature trees will be retained. Trees greater than 10” DBH will not be removed unless they are a hazard to the road or personnel. The project area will be fully stocked upon completion of the project. Activities include vegetation thinning, chipping near roads and homes, and pile burning in locations not accessible to chipping. Project area 2 includes a similar scope of work to project area 1, including defensible space treatments that are 30-300’ from homes, structures, roads and driveways. All materials will be chipped.

Contact Information

Jacob Sedgley
Agency Name
Del Norte County Community Development Department
Job Title
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Del Norte
Northern California
Other Location Info
Area surrounding Rock Creek Community in Del Norte County.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, California Code of Regulations §15304
Reasons for Exemption
The Class 4 Categorical Exemption allows for minor alteration of vegetation including fuel management activities to reduce the volume of flammable vegetation, provided the activities do not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant/animal species, or cause significant erosion and sedimentation of surface waters. The project is located 100' away from watercourses, will require minimal to no ground disturbance, and thinning of vegetation as necessary to reduce the fire risk to the surrounding community. The project will not result in impacts that are significant when viewed as a stand-alone project or in connection with the effects of past projects, the effects of other current projects, and the effects of probable future projects. Local tribes have been consulted and will require a cultural monitor for area 2.The applicant shall obtain an Encroachment Permit from the Del Norte County Engineering and Surveying Division for any work in County rights-of-way.
County Clerk
Del Norte


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