Temporary Housing Gravel Expansion for Ponderosa Firefighter Crews


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Temporary Housing Gravel Expansion for Ponderosa Firefighter Crews
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The CAL FIRE Amador-El Dorado Unit has five firefighter hand crews that must move out of their temporary housing location at a California Conservation Corps facility before October 15, 2023. The Unit does not have an alternate facility to house the firefighter crews so they will move into existing portable barracks at the CAL FIRE Training Center located at 4501 State Highway 104, Ione, CA. With the addition of 60 people being housed at the Training Center, an expansion of the gravel parking area is necessary to accommodate personal vehicles, crew buses, and gear storage. The 450-foot-long gravel area adjacent to the existing portable barracks will be extended by approximately 90 feet to allow placement of carport structures, conex boxes for gear storage, and overflow vehicle parking. The project area is less than one acre. The dirt area where the gravel expansion will occur is compacted, highly disturbed, and has been used for training, equipment storage, and parking for many years. The project area is relatively flat and will require minor grading before gravel is placed on the surface.

Contact Information

Christina Snow
Agency Name
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Job Title
Senior Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Cross Streets
Castle Oaks Drive
State Highways
Highway 104
Dry Creek

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, California Code of Regulations, Title 14, Section 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
The project involves minor grading and placement of gravel on an existing disturbed area within an active fire station. No trees or special status species will be impacted.


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