Yreka Ridge Fuel Break


SCH Number
Public Agency
Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Yreka Ridge Fuel Break
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project will create a 600' wide fuel break approximately 3 miles long on a ridge above the City of Yreka to serve as a control feature for wildfire suppression in the Wildland Urban Interface area around the community. The project will remove brush, small conifers, and juniper on 228 acres on private lands and will connect to the Craggy Good Neighbor Authority managed by CALFIRE and the Shasta Valley RCD, and the Craggy Joint Chiefs Project managed by the Klamath National Forest and the Yreka Office of the Natural Resource Conservation Service. There are approximately 5000 structures that would be protected by the treatment. Vegetation to be removed is mostly decadent brush and dead material, but also includes junipers, hardwoods, and small diameter conifers. The vegetation would be masticated onto the site as soil cover. Sprouting species will be treated with herbicides.

Contact Information

Rod Dowse
Agency Name
Shasta Valley Resource Conservation District
Job Title
District Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Total Acres
Parcel #
013-030-390, 013-030-031, 013-060-180

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 Section 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
No conditions exist that would preclude use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. SVRCD has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, utilities and service systems, or wildfire. Documentation of the environmental review is kept on file at SVRCD office in Yreka.
County Clerk


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