Trinity Roads Partnership


SCH Number
Public Agency
Trinity County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Trinity Roads Partnership
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Trinity County Resource Conservation District (The District) plans to implement fuels reduction activities in the form of roadside boom-mounted mastication, hand thinning, and roadside chipping on an approximately 390-acre footprint associated with this project along side roads near State Hwy 3 in the Lewiston, Coffee Creek, and Trinity Center areas. This project is an integral part of the District’s landscape strategy aimed at protecting Trinity County communities from future catastrophic wildfire events and returning the landscape to a healthy, less hazardous state. Roads are on private land owned by Sierra Pacific Industries as well as small adjoining USFS areas and have been chosen due to their significance for access to popular recreation sites as well as to strategic existing and planned fuel breaks. They will provide safe evacuation routes and improve ease of firefighter access and suppression efforts. The prescription includes boom-mounted mastication and manual cutting and chipping of small diameter (less than 10” DBH) trees and shrubs that are within 100 feet of roadways. Emphasis will be placed on eliminating the continuity of surface and ladder fuels. Some sub canopy trees may be removed to break up vertical continuity to dominant trees as well as to raise the canopy base height, which will reduce future fire intensity.

Contact Information

Bethany Llewellyn
Agency Name
Trinity County Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Forest Health Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Trinity Center
Northern California, Unincorporated
Total Acres
State Highways
State Hwy 3
Trinity Center Airport
Trinity Center School
Swift Creek, Stuart Fork, Trinity River, Trinity Lake
Other Location Info
The project is located along side roads from State Highway 3 in Northern Trinity County, California. Portions of T37N R7W; T36N R7W; T36N R8W; T35N 7W; T35N R8W; T35N R9W; and T34N 8W (Mount Diablo Base and Meridian).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 section 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
It has been determined that no exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a Notice of Exemption for this project. This project is consistent with the requirements stated in Section 15304; Minor Alterations to land, and will have no significant environmental impacts to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland/timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation/traffic, or to utilities and service systems.
County Clerk


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