Ruth Lake / Mad River Reforestation Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District
Document Title
Ruth Lake / Mad River Reforestation Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The overall project objective is to reforest burned timberlands and return forests and wildland habitat to a more natural, fire resilient condition and to ensure that the exposure of human assets and communities to wildfire risk has been reduced. The proposed Project will provide post-fire recovery by reforesting forest areas that burned in the August Complex wildfire. The Project area has had salvage logging and biomass removal operations conducted. The reforestation and follow up treatments to reduce fuel loads will prepare forests for long-term stewardship through follow up treatments such as mechanical and hand treatments and prescribed fire.

Contact Information

John Friedenbach
Agency Name
Humboldt Bay Municipal Water District
Job Title
General Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Northern California
Ruth Lake
Other Location Info
The project area is located 1 mile from Ruth, CA; 70 miles east of Fortuna, CA; and 52 miles west of Hayfork, CA in Trinity County California at an elevation of 2,500'-3,800'. Location data is: USGS 7.5 minute Quadrangles: Shannon Butte, Ruth Reservoir and Forest Glen, Section 19,29,30,31,32,33 of T1S, R7E, HB&M Sections 2,3,4,5,9,11,12,13,14,24 of T2S,R7E, HB&M.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4; California Code of Regulations, Title 14 Section 15034
Reasons for Exemption
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.
County Clerk


Draft Environmental Document [Draft IS, NOI_NOA_Public notices, OPR Summary Form, Appx,]

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