Removal and Trimming of Trees at SJO&M 2023


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Water Resources (DWR)
Document Title
Removal and Trimming of Trees at SJO&M 2023
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
DWR San Joaquin field division plans to remove and trim several trees within and adjacent to the San Joaquin Operations & Maintenance (SJO&M) center. To do this work, 2 aerial lifts will be used to reach the top of the trees. Hand tools will be used to trim and cut trees. A chipper will be used to chip wood. A dump truck will be used to transport debris. A loader will be used to haul logs and remove debris from underneath the canopies to reduce tripping hazards. Wood chips would be spread out within designated areas. Trench plates will be used when needed to reach the project sites. All work will take place within designated areas. Equipment will be staged at the SJO&M center. This work is estimated to last 2 weeks. All work will take place within the DWR right of way. This maintenance work is necessary for the safety of staff and DWR property.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Maldonado
Agency Name
Department of Water Resources, San Joaquin Field Division
Job Title
Environmental Scientist
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Other Location Info
San Joaquin O&M center (35°01'14.2"N 118°58'38.9"W) is located south of Bakersfield at 4201 S Sabodan St.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15301 (b)
Reasons for Exemption
This project consists of maintenance activities that support the function of the California Aqueduct and water delivery within the State Water Project.


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