UCCE Prescribed Burn Association Training Burn at 699 Ryder Road – Cheng Property


SCH Number
Public Agency
University of California, Davis
Document Title
UCCE Prescribed Burn Association Training Burn at 699 Ryder Road – Cheng Property
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The UCCE Prescribed Burn Association Training Burn Project proposes to conduct an education training for prescribed burns at privately-owned property in Santa Cruz County. This project is an understory burn to remove timber litter and ladder fuels on a 16-acre plot at the Cheng Property at 699 Ryder Road, Scotts Valley, California. The project burn will be carried out by the Central Coast Prescribed Burn Association as a training burn and will also provide opportunities for prescribed fire practitioners to participate and learn firing techniques and the role of fire in native ecosystems. All prescribed burn documents and plans, including burn, safety and smoke plan, will be reviewed and approved by CalFire prior to conducting the prescribed burns. This prescribed burn is occurring on private property, not within a Campus LRDP.

Contact Information

Heather Davis
Agency Name
UC Davis
Job Title
Interim Director of Environmental Planning
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


Scotts Valley
Santa Cruz
Cross Streets
699 Ryder Road

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4: Minor Alteration to Land
Reasons for Exemption
This project will result in the minor modification of the landscape within the project area. The project qualifies as categorically exempt under Exemption Class 4 of the Guidelines for the Implementation to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). This exemption applies to the minor alterations to private and public land, water and vegetation that does not involve the removal of healthy trees. In addition, none of the exceptions for application of a categorical exemption apply to this project.


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