Location: Gallup, NM
Year of Completion: 2012
Scope of Project
GeomorphIS staff and subcontractors supported the US Forest Service in the completion of an Environmental Assessment (EA) for the 570-acre Angelus Oaks Understory Burn project on the San Bernardino National Forest in southern California. The Front Country Ranger District proposed, under the authorization of the Healthy Forest Restoration Act (HFRA) of 2003, to reduce the fire risk and improve forest health surrounding the community of Angelus Oaks, California.
The work was conducted to comply with the NEPA, NFMA, CWA, ESA, and NHPA, among other federal and state regulations. GeomorphIS was responsible for coordinating the project Inter-Disciplinary Team (IDT), facilitating meetings, preparing silviculture, fire-fuels, soil-hydrology, air quality, and biology assessments and reports, coordinating public involvement, mailing scoping letters, and preparing the EA and FONSI documents. The project team included a registered silviculturist, foresters, watershed and soils scientists, wildlife biologists, GIS specialists, among others.