01-0M550 Hazard Tree DO North


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Transportation, District 1 (DOT)
Document Title
01-0M550 Hazard Tree DO North
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) issued an Emergency Director’s Order to perform emergency work at multiple locations along highways 101, 199, and 254 in Del Norte, Humboldt, and Mendocino Counties in District 1 to address hazard trees in the ROW. Hazard trees are identified as dead or partially dead and/or having major structural deficiencies that are predisposed to failure. There are four primary locations where work would occur: Del Norte County Route 199 near Jedediah Smith State Park (SP), Humboldt County Route 101 near Prairie Creek SP, Humboldt County Route 254 near Humboldt Redwoods SP, and 101, and Mendocino County Route 101. Work is scheduled to begin mid-August and be complete by February 1, 2023. The scope of work includes traffic control, pavement repair (damage expected during hazard tree removal), hazard tree removal and disposal, erosion control/site restoration, and mobilization. The purpose of this project is to keep the roadway safely open to the public. This project is needed immediately to prevent and mitigate the loss or impairment of life, health, property, and essential services. The project is funded with State funds only and no Federal dollars are included. All work will be within the Caltrans right of way or within State Park property, where select trees have been approved for removal by State Parks’ arborist.

Contact Information

Morgan Kipf
Agency Name
California Department of Transportation
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino
Northern California
State Highways
Other Location Info
Multiple Routes. 101, 199, 254

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This project will take place within the existing facility. All work is within the state right of way. This project is exempt because it will not have significant impacts to the environment or to cultural or historic properties.


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