Tahoe Donner Unit 6 Fuel Reduction


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Truckee Fire Protection District
Document Title
Tahoe Donner Unit 6 Fuel Reduction
Document Type
NEG - Negative Declaration
Present Land Use
Planned community-recreation and residential
Document Description
The Tahoe Donner Unit 6 Fuel Reduction Project entails the thinning of young forest stands, pruning of trees and thinning of brush and other vegetative growth within the project area (354 acres of proposed fuels treatment). A portion of the project work will take place on association-owned common area or open space that is located among existing residential properties and homes that encompass 106 acres. Of the 106 acres, the brush will be tractor piled and removed from 5.5 acres. The exposed soil will then be covered with a layer of pine needles and the area will be planted with tree seedlings in the near future. Pre-commercial thinning will occur on 44 acres of the 106 acres where natural regeneration has occurred. This area is currently covered with brush that will be chipped and blown over the site along with the slash generated during the thinning process. On 56.5 acres of the 106 acres where the landscape contains mostly brush and a few trees, the brush and a few trees, the brush and trees will be thinned and either chipped and blown over the site or hand piled and burned, depending on terrain. Other elements of this project include inspection of 640 private lots (483 of which have been developed) for compliance with state, local and association ordinances pertaining to fire safety. These inspections will cover 248 acres. Following completion of this project a monitoring program will be implemented to ensure area of soil disturbance are appropriately covered and seedlings are healthy.

Contact Information

Michael Terwilliger
Agency Name
Truckee Fire Protection District
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Cross Streets
Major one-Wolfgang and Alder Creek Roads
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Alder Creek

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Project Issues
Aesthetics, Agriculture and Forestry Resources, Air Quality, Cultural Resources, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire, Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB)
Reviewing Agency Comments
California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB)

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