Highway 36 East Fuels Reduction Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Highway 36 East Fuels Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Objectives: To reduce hazardous roadside fuels profiles within the wildland and wildland urban interface areas in the state responsibility area of the Red Bluff community, while maintaining safe evacuation routes during potential emergencies. Treatment Methods: This project will be accomplished using CALFIRE engine companies and/or fire crews who will use fire apparatus, hand tools and firing techniques to burn annual grasses using drip torches while maintaining control of fire through the use of wet lines and natural barriers to keep fire within the ROW. Location: A 1.54-acre section in the CAL TRANS ROW on the south side of Highway 36E starting from post mile marker 45 and ending at the intersection of Stice Road and Highway 36E. Timing: Work is subject to weather but should take place in late spring of 2023 after the grasses have cured. Work is scheduled to take two days and will occur during the overnight hours to reduce any disruption to normal traffic patterns. Once established, the project will require maintenance annually by reburning the grass as needed.

Contact Information

Dawn Pederson
Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Job Title
Unit Forester
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Red Bluff
Citywide, Countywide
Total Acres
State Highways
Highway 36 East
Other Location Info
south side of Highway 36E starting from post mile marker 45 and ending at the intersection of Stice Road and Highway 36E

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 §15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
Field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply that would preclude the use of a notice of exemption for this project. The Department has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland or timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, energy, 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 or traffic, utilities and service systems, and wildfire. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE’s Tehama-Glenn Unit Headquarters.


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