Prescribed Burning on Private Lands - Lincoln


SCH Number
Public Agency
Placer County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Prescribed Burning on Private Lands - Lincoln
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project was funded by CAL FIRE to increase the pace and scale of prescribed burning throughout the state to improve fire resilience and forest/community health. The project will serve as an opportunity to equip students and community members with the knowledge and skills to use prescribed burning as a fuels management tool, decrease fuel continuity, and reduce the probability of catastrophic wildfire. It also re-introduces fire to rangelands for improved forage and local economies of rural California communities. The proposed project benefits private landowners, suppression resources, and the ecological integrity of the state's working lands.

Contact Information

Cordi Craig
Agency Name
Placer County Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Prescribed Fire Program Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


22, 23
Other Location Info
Sheridan USGS 7.5' Quad

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4; Minor Alterations to Land; California Code of Regulations Title 14 Section 15304
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 Lincoln High School Demonstration Farm trains high school students on the operations and management of working lands. The burns conducted on this property will be small in size and low in complexity. The burn 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 ecosystem. 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.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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