Wildlife Habitat and Community Resilience on Working Lands: Roots 77


SCH Number
Public Agency
Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Wildlife Habitat and Community Resilience on Working Lands: Roots 77
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project is part of a collaborative program created by Point Blue Conservation Science (PBCS) and funded by a block grant from the Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB). The program enables PBCS staff from across California to work with private landowners with the overall goal to co-create, manage, and implement projects that will maximize benefits of working landscapes to wildlife, fish, and pollinators. The goal of this project is to enhance upland and riparian habitats, reduce invasive species, increase pollinator habitat, and increase nesting bird habitat. Project consists of 1) blue oak woodland enhancement - cutting of decadent and dying vegetation to promote new growth and succession, strategic planting of blue oak acorns to increase regeneration, and wildlife brush piles to provide understory cover; 2) riparian restoration - control of invasive Sesbania along creek and replanting with native woody species; 3) pollinator habitat enhancement - seeding and plug planting to promote floristic diversity and food resources; 4) nesting bird box installation - wood duck boxes along riparian corridor and upland small bird nesting boxes in blue oak woodland. The project will consist of minor alterations in the condition of land and vegetation which will not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees. Trees will only be removed if they are small, suppressed, unhealthy, crowded, or hazardous. Project implementation will result in multiple benefits, including reduction of fuels that will decrease wildfire risk and improve public safety and protect communities, human lives, and property.

Contact Information

Andrea Claassen
Agency Name
Western Shasta Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Biologist (Project Specialist)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
College View Drive
Total Acres
State Highways
Hwy 299

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
WSRCD has determined that the objectives of fuel reduction and the implementation activities as designed for this project will result in minor alterations to vegetation and land and therefore fit within the §15304 exemption. WSRCD has also determined that no exceptions exist which would preclude the use of this exemption, such as: (a) sensitive location, (b) cumulative impact, (c) significant effects on the environment, (d) impacts to scenic highways, (e) activities within a hazardous waste site, and (f) significant adverse change to the significance of any historical resource. Contact WSRCD to arrange viewing of the environmental review report.
County Clerk


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