Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council Regional Fire Safe Project- Angeles Oaks, Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls, and Seven Oaks


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council Regional Fire Safe Project- Angeles Oaks, Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls, and Seven Oaks
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project proposes to expand Mountain Rim Fire Safe Council’s (MRFSC’s) current hazardous dead tree removal and defensible space abatement services beyond its current service area, into the other WUI communities in and around the San Bernardino National Forest including Forest Falls/Mountain Home Village, Angelus Oaks, and Seven Oaks. This project provides for the removal of hazardous trees (dead or dying) and assists homeowners who are cited under State (PRC 4291) and/or local (San Bernardino County code section 23.0304) defensible space clearance requirements but who do not possess the fiscal resources to comply with abatement citations. The MRFSC will also provide fire safe education and information to participating homeowners and invite them to participate in the MRFSC’s public events to share their experience and the benefits of the program with the public. The goal of the fuel reduction aspect of this project is to reach the property owners in the four target communities, educate them on creating defensible space, and contract for the timely removal of hazardous fuels. Last, pesticide application and removal of Gold Spotted Oak Borer infested oak trees may also occur under this project, as applicable and appropriate.

Contact Information

David Haas
Agency Name
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Job Title
Forester II
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Angeles Oaks, Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls, Seven Oaks
San Bernardino
Total Acres
State Highways
Highway 38
Other Location Info
Multiple locations in San Bernardino Mountains: Sec. 8-13, T1S, R1W; Sec. 7, 17-19, 21-32, T1S, R1E; Sec. 12-14, 21-22, 23, 27-28, 33, T1N, R1W; Sec. 5-9, 16-20, T1N, R1E
Other Information
Within the communities of Angelus Oaks, Mountain Home Village, Forest Falls, and Seven Oaks. Up to 2,100 parcels

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project meets the requirements of Class 4 Categorical Exemption (Minor alterations to land) Section 15304. Project implementation will result in alterations to the land that are best described as minor in scope, that will not significantly impact the aesthetic of the property, or biological and/or cultural resources, and that do not involve the removal of mature, scenic trees for any purpose. No exceptions apply which would preclude the use of a “Notice of Exemption” for this project. It has been concluded that no significant adverse environmental impacts would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forest resources, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, energy, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use and planning, mineral resources, noise, populations and housing, public services, recreation, transportation and traffic, utilities and service systems, or wildfire. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the CALFIRE staff is kept on file at CAL FIRE’s San Bernardino Unit Headquarters in San Bernardino, CA.


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