Reasons for Exemption
Placer RCD is proposing the qualification of exemption from a comprehensive CEQA analysis under the Class 4 category for minor alterations to land. The project involves
a low-intensity prescribed underburn to improve community fire resiliency, reduce risks to first responders during a wildfire, and preserve the ecological integrity of the
property when a wildfire ignites. The prescribed burn projects may take place on different properties in the town of Floriston. The burns will be small in size and low in complexity. They will be conducted in a manner that does not release large amounts of smoke. The burn plan will identify hazard mitigation tactics and ensure the conservation of ecological and cultural resources. Under the specified prescription, the burn will have low velocity and minimal heat, resulting in the combustion of fine fuels only and not threatening the forest ecosystem. The proposed unit is located in a developed area surrounded by roads and homes, The proposed project will not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant or animal species or result in significant erosion and sedimentation of surface waters.