Gonsalves Obermeier-Clowers Broadcast Burn


SCH Number
Public Agency
Yolo County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Gonsalves Obermeier-Clowers Broadcast Burn
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The project is an approximately 17-acre broadcast burn north of the town of Rumsey, CA to be implemented by CALFIRE Lake Napa Unit, the Capay Valley Fire Protection District, Yocha Dehe Fire Department and Yolo County Resource Conservation District (RCP)/Yolo Prescribed Burn Association (PBA). Yolo County RCD is the main project coordinator and will ensure implementation is consistent with burn and smoke permits and environmental compliance. CALFIRE or the Capay Valley Fire Protection District will be the implementing entity to perform fuels management using low- intensity, broadcast prescribed fire. Fire line containment will be determined based on escape risk, which depends on weather and time factors. lffire risk is low, containment lines will be created around the burn unit using weed whackers, hand tools, and water pumps to create a barrier of minimal vegetation and a wet edge. Work will not occur when fire risk is high (hot weather and/or high winds).

Contact Information

Heather Nichols
Agency Name
Yolo County Resource Conservation District
Job Title
Executive Director
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Rumsey, CA
Other Location Info
T12n, R03W, Section 00 MDPM, Rumsey USGS 7.5' Quad

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, Minor Alterations to Land CEQA Guidelines§ 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project site consists of mostly non-native grasses and broadleaf plants which have very little habitat value. The ground will be left with reduced fuel loads and reduced weed pressure and in a condition that allows vegetative regrowth to occur and may benefit native vegetation. 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.
County Clerk


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