Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of 14 CCR §15304; Minor Alterations to Land. The reduction and maintenance of grass and invasive weeds will be achieved via goat herbivory, as needed, and on a seasonal basis. The project does not include any ground disturbance or removal of trees. The project is not anticipated to have any adverse impacts on biological resources or waters of the state. A CAL FIRE State Associate Archaeologist was consulted, and the project will not have any adverse impacts to cultural resources.
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/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. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the Department is kept on file at the Tuolumne-Calaveras Unit Headquarters in San Andreas.