Sequoia Riverlands Trust California Valley Prescribed Burn


SCH Number
Public Agency
San Luis Obispo County
Document Title
Sequoia Riverlands Trust California Valley Prescribed Burn
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
SLO County Fire in collaboration with the YTT Northern Chumash Tribe plans to conduct prescribed burning on Sequoia Riverlands Trust conservation lands located in California Valley. The objectives for this project are to increase cultural benefits, biodiversity, and habitat function by implementing prescribed fire. This project will help reduce the number of roadside ignitions and help reduce the spread and intensity of wildfire through the reduction of fuel loading adjacent to traveled roads. This project will also help reduce the spread of invasive non-native plant species and promote native species health and regeneration within the area. Methods will include the use of a mower and hand tools for site prep and ignition devices for broadcast burning beginning in the spring of 2024 and continuing annually based on resource availability. Existing roads and trails will be utilized for control lines to avoid ground disturbing impacts. An archaeological and biological site review have been completed for this project, records are held at 880 Manzanita Dr, Los Osos, CA 93402. In addition to onsite surveys, a desktop biological review with a minimum one mile buffer was also included for this project area to identify any potential listed plant or animal species present. This included CNDDB, BIOS, RareFind, CNPS, Calflora, and landowner records. As identified this project will not have a significant effect on sensitive plant and animal species.

Contact Information

Dave Erickson
Agency Name
San Luis Obispo County Fire Department
Job Title
Forester I
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project


San Luis Obispo

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Class 7
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of Class 4 - Minor Alterations to Land, Class 7 – Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources. Particularly Title 14, Section 757(4)(D) Minor alterations in land, water, and vegetation on existing officially designated wildlife management areas which result in improvement of habitat for fish and wildlife resources, and Section 757(7)(D) Vegetation development, manipulation, or fertilization to increase habitat productivity for fish and wildlife, including controlled burning. Field review by San Luis Obispo County Fire Department staff confirmed that no exceptions apply that would preclude the use of a notice of exemption for this project. The County has concluded that no significant environmental impact would occur to aesthetics, agriculture and forestland or timberland, air quality, biological resources, cultural resources, geology and soils, greenhouse gas emissions, hazards and hazardous materials, hydrology and water quality, land use planning, mineral resources, noise, population and housing, public services, recreation, transportation, or traffic, or to utilities and service systems. Documentation of the environmental review completed by the County Fire Department is kept on file at 880 Manzanita Drive, Los Osos, CA 93402.
County Clerk
San Luis Obispo


Disclaimer: The Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (OPR) accepts no responsibility for the content or accessibility of these documents. To obtain an attachment in a different format, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613. For more information, please visit OPR’s Accessibility Site.

Download CSV New Search Print