Trinity County Wildfire Mitigation/Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Trinity County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Trinity County Wildfire Mitigation/Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Resource, Rural Residential, Village, Agriculture, Community Expansion, Community Residential
Document Description
The proposed action consists of removing ground and ladder fuels along specified corridors, thinning trees to reduce crown closure, and removing dead and dying trees. Work will focus on improving forest health, including vegetation management, forest undergrowth reduction and biomass utilization. Treatment will focus on reducing vertical and horizontal continuity of fuels; removing competition from small, closely spaced, fire-vulnerable species; and promoting a smaller number of resilient larger trees. Generally, living trees will be spaced to a distance of greater than 30 feet. These fuel reduction treatments will allow roadways to serve as areas where fire intensity decreases which act as strategic locations to deploy firefighting resources, thus hampering fire’s ability to jump roadways. Both mechanized and manual techniques will be deployed for the removal of fuels. Areas that would be heavily disturbed by equipment or stacked logs would be reseeded with sterile cover crops or mulched with certified weed-free rice straw or wheat straw. Fuel reduction, biomass disposal, and site restoration activities are described in greater detail in the IS-MND. The treatment contractor will conduct the hazardous fuel reduction techniques appropriate for each individual parcel. A Preliminary Site Assessment (PSA) will be conducted on each eligible parcel to identify watercourses, special-status species and habitat, cultural resources, or any other obstacles to be avoided. An individual Treatment Prescription (TP) will be developed for each parcel based on the Preliminary Site Assessment.

Contact Information

Bethany Llewellyn
Agency Name
Job Title
Project Coordinator
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Wendy Johnston
Agency Name
VESTRA Resources Inc
Job Title
Vice President
Contact Types
Consulting Firm


Weaverville, Trinity Center, Covington Mill
Northern California, Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Hwy 3
Total Acres
State Highways
299, 3
Trinity Center, Weaverville
Trinity Center Elementary, Weaverville Elementary, Trinity HS
Trinity River, Little Browns Creek, Weaver Creek, Trinity Lake

Notice of Completion

State Review Period Start
State Review Period End
State Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board (ARB), California Department of Conservation (DOC), California Department of Fish and Wildlife, Northern and Eureka Region 1 (CDFW), California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 2 (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Aeronautics (DOT), California Department of Transportation, Division of Transportation Planning (DOT), California Department of Water Resources (DWR), California Governor's Office of Emergency Services (OES), California Highway Patrol (CHP), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Natural Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, North Coast Region 1 (RWQCB), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Toxic Substances Control, Office of Historic Preservation, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality
Development Types
Other (Hazardous Fuels Reduction)
Local Actions
Hazardous Fuels Reduction
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Energy, Flood Plain/Flooding, Geology/Soils, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, Hazards & Hazardous Materials, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Mandatory Findings of Significance, Mineral Resources, Noise, Population/Housing, Public Services, Recreation, Solid Waste, Transportation, Tribal Cultural Resources, Utilities/Service Systems, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Local Review Period Start
Local Review Period End


Notice of Completion [NOC] Transmittal form

Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV Download All Attachments New Search Print