Yokohl Roadside Prescribed Fire Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Tulare County
Document Title
Yokohl Roadside Prescribed Fire Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Yokohl roadside prescribed fire project will eliminate vegetation along the roadway that poses a threat to life, property, and the environment. This area was selected due to the proximity to private property, traffic volume, fire history, and the ability to collaborate efforts across interested parties (Tulare County Roads, Tulare County, Cal Fire, and local landowners). The scope of this project will be the vegetation that exists along Rocky Hill Drive to Yokohl Valley Dr, the vegetation on Yokohl Valley Drive from Highway 198 to Myer Drive, and the vegetation on Myer Drive from Yokohl Valley Drive to the Friant Kem Canal 25 feet on either side of the pavement on either side of the road. This project includes approximately 9 miles of roadway. A project area map is included herein at Attachment "A".

Contact Information

Hector Guerra
Agency Name
Tulare County Resource Management Agency
Job Title
Chief Environmental Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Jeffrey McLaughlin
Agency Name
County of Tulare c/o Tulare County Fire Department
Job Title
Deputy Fire Chief
Contact Types
Project Applicant


near Yokohl Valley
Other Location Info
Unincorporated area within and near Yokohl Valley in Tulare County. CA.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Class 1 Section 15301 Existing Facilities (c)
Reasons for Exemption
The proposed project is excluded or exempt from the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) on the grounds that the project is consistent with CEQA Guidelines Section 15301 Class l, Existing Facilities (c) As noted above, as there is an imminent fire threat, this area was selected due to the proximity to private property, traffic volume, fire history. Further, the project is consistent with Tulare County Community Wildfire Protection Plan as well as the Tulare Cal Fire Unit Fire Plan. Therefore, the application of CEQA Section 1530 I is applicable and appropriate for this project.
County Clerk


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