Camp Roberts Broadcast Burn Assist


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Camp Roberts Broadcast Burn Assist
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Camp Roberts Emergency Services and California Military Department proposes to request assistance from the CAL FIRE to perform prescribed burns on approximately 15,000 acres of Camp Roberts. The prescribed burn will reduce non-native grasses and their seedbed, reduce wildfire fuels, enhance the existing oak woodland habitat, and reduce wildland fire starts from military live fire training and maneuvers. The prescribed burn would occur annually between late April and July to maximize effectiveness. Approximate timing of the burn is dependent on grass maturity, weather conditions and prescription burn requirements as identified in the final Burn Plan.

Contact Information

Jonathan Gee
Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Job Title
Forestry Assistant II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Miguel, Nacimiento, Bradley
Monterey, San Luis Obispo
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 101
Other Information
Camp Roberts Training Center adjacent to the towns of Bradley and Nacimiento

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC Section 4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
The California Environmental Quality Act does not apply to prescribed fire, thinning, or fuel reduction projects undertaken on federal lands to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire that have been reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) if the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding or staffing for those projects. All Camp Roberts Burn Assist project activities are included in the Integrated Natural Resources Management Plan for Camp Roberts signed in 2022. The California Military Department Environmental Determination has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/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, populations and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/ traffic, utilities and service systems, or to wildfire. In addition, field review by CAL FIRE staff confirmed that no exceptions apply that would preclude the use of a notice of exemption for this project. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at CAL FIRE San Luis Obispo Unit Headquarters in San Luis Obispo, CA.


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