Big Oak Canyon Invasive Pest Mitigation and Fuels Reduction


SCH Number
Public Agency
Orange County Fire Authority
Document Title
Big Oak Canyon Invasive Pest Mitigation and Fuels Reduction
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Orange County Fire Authority, under the CAL FIRE Fire Prevention Grant Program (Grant Number 5GG17194), proposes to treat trees with pesticides to reduce the presence of invasive gold spotted oak borer (GSOB) and Invasive Shot Hole Borer (ISHB) within Orange County, CA. The Project site is at Big Oak Canyon, along with open space areas accessed through a section of Silverado Canyon Road. Trees are an important component of natural ecosystems in California and treatment of infested trees would eliminate pests and slow the spread rate, enhancing the survival rate of existing tree populations. A decrease in tree mortality would ultimately reduce the wildfire risks to habitable structures by reducing potential fuel within parks and adjacent to roads, homes, and HOAs.

Contact Information

Scott Hatch
Agency Name
Orange County Fire Authority
Job Title
Wildland Resource Planner
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant


Unincorporated Orange County
Southern California
Other Location Info
Silverado Canyon

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, 15307, 15308
Reasons for Exemption
None of the exceptions specified in CEQA Guidelines Section 15300.2 apply. See Attachment A.
County Clerk


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