Sierra Marina Parking Conversion

Summary

SCH Number
2005048280
Lead Agency
Forestry and Fire Protection, Department of (Cal Fire)
Document Title
Sierra Marina Parking Conversion
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/21/2005

Document Description
Three acres of timberland will be converted for the purpose of constructing a parking lot to supplement the current parking at the Sierra Marina on Shaver Lake, managed by Southern California Edison. The conversion of timberland requires the approval of Timberland Conversion Permit by the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CDF). The area will be cleared of vegetation under a CDF approved Timber Harvesting Plan (THP) # 4-05-5 / FRE-1. Any utilizable logs will be sent to a lumber mill. The slash will either be burned onsite or removed from the site for proper disposal as discussed in the THP. Once the area is cleared it will be graded and paved to complete the conversion process. The permit exempts the landowner from the Forest Practice Rules stocking requirements following operations.

Contact Information
Allen Robertson
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
P.O. Box 944246
Sacramento, CA 94244-2460

Phone : (916) 657-0300

Location

Counties
Fresno
Other Location Info
Shaver Lake

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15303
Reasons for Exemption
This project includes the clearing of vegetation, minor grading and construction of a new parking facility in an area adjacent to an existing public marina and parking lot. The project has been approved by Fresno County and is in conformance with local land use restrictions. Timber harvesting operations and clearing will be conducted in compliance with the approved Timber Harvesting Plan. The lead agency finds that the project is in conformance with the exemption and that the project will not have significant effect on the environment. In accordance with the California Forest Practice Rules the Director has determined that (1) the applicant has a bona fide intent to convert in light of the current and predicted economic ability of the applicant to carry out the proposed conversion; (2) the conversino is environmentally feasible given existing site specific characteristics, including, but not limited to, the suitability of the soils, slope, aspect, quality and quantity of water, and micro climate; (3) the measures identified in the Timber Harvest Plan and final project CEQA document for the mitigation of significant adverse environmental impacts are adequate and feasible.
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