Catalina Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Los Angeles County Fire Department
Document Title
Catalina Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Focus on modification of vegetation adjacent to nine of Catalina Island's primary/secondary/tertiary roads to provide for safer ingress and egress of evacuating residents and responding emergency personnel in the event of a wildfire. Vegetation consists of native and nonnative grasslands, small diameter (less than 6”) shrubs and tree saplings. Brush clearance will occur up to 5 feet on each side along 34.9 miles of road.

Contact Information

Daniel Sanchez
Agency Name
Los Angeles County Fire Department
Job Title
Forestry Assistant
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Wilfredo Flores
Agency Name
Catalina Island Conservancy
Job Title
Manager, Intuitional Giving
Contact Types
Parties Undertaking Project


Los Angeles
Southern California
Total Acres
Other Location Info
T10S R15W, T10S R14W, T09S R15W, T09S R14W, T08S R16W, T08S R15W
Other Information
Motorways will be treated across Santa Catalina Island.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
Activities are limited to the cutting and trimming of vegetation by hand or with a specialized mower. Additionally, the proposed vegetation management activities will enhance public access by maintaining safe and traversable roadways, which are sometimes utilized by the public while on Santa Catalina Island. Furthermore, because these roadways have been maintained in a similar fashion in the past, there will be no new or substantially adverse impacts to environmentally sensitive habitat areas. Moreover, all rare or endangered plants and animals will be avoided.
County Clerk
Los Angeles


Final Document(s) [Approved_Certified draft environmental documents]

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