TreePeople, “Forest Health Post-Fire Reforestation & Recovery in the Angeles National Forest”


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
TreePeople, “Forest Health Post-Fire Reforestation & Recovery in the Angeles National Forest”
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
CAL FIRE would provide funding to TreePeople to conduct post-fire treatments to restore the forest’s native habitats through invasive species abatement, climate-resilient plant propagation, passive restoration, reforestation, and ongoing site management. These treatments will aid in minimizing the economic, ecological, and human health impacts that invasive species cause, promote reforestation through the reestablishment of mixed conifer stands, and improve forest resiliency.

Contact Information

Shannon Johnson
Agency Name
California Department of Foresty and Fire Protection
Job Title
Staff Chief
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Los Angeles, San Bernardino
Total Acres
Other Location Info
Portions of Santa Clara Mojave Rivers, San Gabriel, and Los Angeles Gateway Ranger Districts, Los Angeles National Forest

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC 4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA does not apply to fuel reduction, reforestation, & habitat restoration projects undertaken, in whole or in part, on federal lands to reduce the risk of high severity wildfire that have been reviewed under the NEPA, if the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding or staffing for those projects. The proposed project was reviewed in its entirety under the following NEPA documents: 1) Angeles National Forest and San Gabriel Mountains National Monument Plan for Invasive Plants Environmental Assessment and Decision Notice/Finding of No Significant Impact Statement, signed December 2, 2015 as well as the Santa Clara Mojave Rivers Ranger District Invasive Plant Treatment Project Decision Notice/ Finding of No Significant Impact Statement, signed August 16, 2013; 2) Blue Ridge/Guffy Vegetation and Fuels Management Project Decision Memo, signed May 4, 2011; and 3) Copper Fire Woodlands Restoration Project Decision Memo, signed February 14, 2022. NEPA records of project approvals are available to the General Public at:


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