Rock Creek Community Wildfire Resilience Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California State Coastal Conservancy (SCC)
Document Title
Rock Creek Community Wildfire Resilience Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project consists of implementation of at least 120 acres of manual fuel reduction and slash treatments in unnaturally dense, drought-stressed forests to reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires. Treatments will be implemented through manual thinning, pruning, and disposal of slash by chipping, hand pile burning, firewood utilization, and other actions that prepare the site for prescribed fire. The project will be implemented in partnership with the Del Norte Fire Safe Council and the Tolowa Dee-Ni’ Nation and includes training for Cal Poly Humboldt students. The grant will fund the purchase of a chipper that will be utilized by the Del Norte Fire Safe Council for fuel management in other parts of the county. Project outcomes consist of 68 acres of shaded-fuel breaks and understory pile burning, and 52 acres of defensible space treatments.

Contact Information

Joel Gerwein
Agency Name
State Coastal Conservancy
Job Title
North Coast Deputy Regional Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Del Norte
Northern California
Cross Streets
S Fork Rd and Fir St
Total Acres
Other Location Info
Rock Creek Ranch is the central location point at: 2475 S Fork Rd, Crescent City, CA 95531

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves minor alterations to land because it involves minor alterations to the condition of vegetation without the removal of healthy, mature, or scenic trees.
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