Ponderosa Prescribed Burn Complex


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Ponderosa Prescribed Burn Complex
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of this project is to implement vegetation treatments and prescribed fire within plots (of varying acreage) along Manzanita Point, Pine Ridge, and Middle Ridge in Henry W. Coe State Park to maintain native plant biodiversity, reduce vegetation fuel in high-priority areas with nearby facilities, protect floral and faunal habitat, improve habitat for Ponderosa Pine forests, and provide training opportunities for staff.

Contact Information

Gina Benigno
Agency Name
California State Parks, Diablo Range District
Job Title
District Environmental Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Benito
Northern California
Other Location Info
Henry W. Coe State Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301, 15304
Reasons for Exemption
Project consists of the operation, maintenance, or minor alteration of existing public or private structures or facilities involving negligible or no expansion of use beyond current levels and minor public or private alterations in the condition of land and vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees and is included as Prescribed burns to restore native vegetation, reduce fuel loads, and control invasive exotic or alien species” and “Resource management projects” in the Department of Parks and Recreation’s list of exempt activities in accordance with CCR § 15300.4.


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