National Forest Foundation, San Bernadino National Forest Post-Fire Restoration and Forest Health Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
National Forest Foundation, San Bernadino National Forest Post-Fire Restoration and Forest Health Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
CAL FIRE would provide funding to the National Forest Foundation to conduct fuel reduction treatments, including thinning, light brush removal, pruning, mastication, lop and scatter, and snag removal in San Bernadino National Forest. These treatments will reduce wildfire risks to local resources and community members, promote native plant and wildlife species, and improve forest health and resiliency.

Contact Information

Shannon Johnson
Agency Name
California Department of Foresty and Fire Protection
Job Title
Staff Chief
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


San Bernardino
Total Acres
Other Location Info
Portions of the San Bernardino National Forest: T5S, R2E, Secs 2, 3, 10, 11, 14, 23, & 24 SBBM

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC Section 4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA does not apply to fuel reduction, reforestation, & habitat restoration projects undertaken, in whole or in part, on federal lands to reduce the risk of high severity wildfire that have been reviewed under the NEPA, if the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding or staffing for those projects. The proposed project was reviewed in its entirety under two NEPA documents: 1) Decision Memo – Strawberry and West Ridge Fuelbreaks Maintenance Projects signed on 11/8/2013, and 2) Decision Memo - Pine Cove Fuelbreak Maintenance Project signed on 1/9/2015.


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