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1 COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES FIRE DEPARTMENT FORESTRY DIVISION (323)

2 STATUTORY RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE FORESTRY DIVISION Fuel Modification for Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones or Fire Zone 4 Fuel Modification for Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zones or Fire Zone 4 Vegetation Management Vegetation Management Erosion Control Erosion Control Watershed Management Watershed Management Threatened and Endangered Species Threatened and Endangered Species Archeological Resources Archeological Resources Cultural Resources Cultural Resources County Oak Tree Ordinance County Oak Tree Ordinance

3 ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW UNIT ENVIRONMENTAL COMPLIANCE Review and Respond to all Environmental Documents in Los Angeles County Review and Respond to all Environmental Documents in Los Angeles County County Oak Tree Ordinance County Oak Tree Ordinance Generate and obtain environmental permits for L.A. County Fire Department sponsored projects Generate and obtain environmental permits for L.A. County Fire Department sponsored projects

4 ENVIRONMENTAL DOCUMENT REVIEW AND RESPONSE

5 TREE PROTECTION COMMUNITY FUEL REDUCTION PROJECTS

6 FACTORS INFLUENCING PROJECTS California Environmental Quality Act California Environmental Quality Act United States Department of Fish & Wildlife Service United States Department of Fish & Wildlife Service California Department of Fish & Game California Department of Fish & Game Army Corps of Engineers Army Corps of Engineers Regional Water Quality Control Board Regional Water Quality Control Board California Coastal Commission California Coastal Commission State and Local Tree Preservation Ordinances State and Local Tree Preservation Ordinances Archaeological Resources Archaeological Resources Soils & Geology Soils & Geology Emergency Access Emergency Access Property Owners Property Owners

7 STREAMBED ALTERATION

8 BIOLOGICAL CONCERNS

9 ARCHAEOLOGICAL

10 REGULATING ENTITIES

11 PROPERTY OWNERSHIP

12 ACCESS

13 HEIGHT CLEARANCE

14 WHITTIER EUCALYPTUS REMOVAL PROJECT Approached by City of Whittier and Habitat Authority Approached by City of Whittier and Habitat Authority Generated Hazardous Fuel Reductions Plan Generated Hazardous Fuel Reductions Plan Secure Funding Secure Funding Perform Archaeological, Biological, & Soils Surveys Perform Archaeological, Biological, & Soils Surveys Produce Initial Study – Mitigated Negative Declaration Produce Initial Study – Mitigated Negative Declaration Project Implementation Project Implementation

15 WHITTIER

16 WHITTIER HAZARDOUS FUELS MAMNAGEMENT

17 WHITTIER FUELS MANAGEMENT TREATMENT

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19 BIOLOGICAL FUELS REDUCTUCTION

20 DEFENSIBLE SPACE - GOAL

21 AND RESULTS!


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