Lytle Creek Fuels Reduction


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Lytle Creek Fuels Reduction
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The San Bernardino National Forest proposes to reduce the fire risk and improve forest health in the area of the Lytle Creek Canyon and the immediate area surrounding the community of Lytle Creek in San Bernardino County, California. The Lytle Creek Hazardous Fuel Reduction Project proposes to reestablish the structural integrity of previously established fuelbreaks as well as implementing new fuelbreaks in locations that will provide wildland fire suppression modules (engines, crews, dozers, aircraft, etc.) more advantageous and effective opportunities to safely engage wildfires. CAL FIRE has provided funding toward the implementation of this project via Wildfire Prevention Grant #5GA22219, awarded to the National Forest Foundation in the 2022-2023 grant cycle.

Contact Information

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


Lytle Creek
San Bernardino
Southern California
Total Acres
4836 Acres
Other Information
The Lytle Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project consists of 4 Units in the Lytle Creek and Lone Pine Canyons and surrounding the community of Lytle Creek, totaling approximately 4,836 Acres. The legal description is as follows using the San Bernardino Meridian: Lone Pine (Unit 1) is located Northwest of Forest Road 2N56 in T3N, R7W, Sections 14, 15, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 28, 35, and 36; T3N, R6W, Sections 30, 31, 32, and 33; T2N, R7W, Section 1; T2N, R6W, Sections 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, and 15. Lytle Creek Community Buffer (Unit 2) is in T2N, R6W Section;14, 15, 16, 22, 23, and 27. Lower Lytle Creek Divide (Unit 3) is located Southeast of Forest Road 2N56 in T2N, R6W, Sections 10, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 27, 31, 32, 33, and 34; T2N, R5W, Sections 30, 31, and 32; T1N, R5W, Sections 4 and 5. San Sevaine Ridge (Unit 4) is located approximately 2.5 miles south of Lytle Creek in T2N, R6W, Sections 31, 32, 33, and 34; T1N, R6W Sections 2, 3, 5, 8, 10, 11, 12 and 17; T1N, R5W, Section 7

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Section 4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
The California Environmental Quality Act does not apply to prescribed fire, thinning, or fuel reduction projects undertaken on federal lands to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire that have been reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) if the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding or staffing for those projects. All grant-funded project activities are included in the San Bernardino National Forest’s Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Lytle Creek Hazardous Fuels Reduction Project signed in 2023.
County Clerk
San Bernardino


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