South Shore Fuel Reduction and Healty Forest Restoration EIS/EIR

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SCH Number
Lead Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 6 (Lahontan)
Document Title
South Shore Fuel Reduction and Healty Forest Restoration EIS/EIR
Document Type
EIR - Draft EIR
Present Land Use
USDA Forest Service, Lake Tahoe Basin Management Unit (LTBMU) National Forest land; 80% within designated Wildland Urban Intermix (WUI) Defense Zone
Document Description
The project will reduce the risk of high intensity wildlife & restoration of healthy forest conditions on National Forest Lands in the urban wildland intermix (WUI) in order to provide a defense zone between the Forest and urban and/or suburban development. The project area extends from the SE shore of Cascade Lake eastward to the States of California and Nevada border and extending from the south shore of Lake Tahoe southward to include the CA State Highway 89 corridor. Reduction of hazardous fuels will be accomplished by thinning to remove ladder fuels and reduce over-crowding, removal of excessive fuels on the ground, and prescribed burning. Restoration of healthy forest conditions will be accomplished by removal of conifer encroachment from meadows and aspen stands, retention of Jeffrey and Sugar Pine species, and thinning to improve resistance to crown fire, drought, insects, and disease.

Contact Information

George Cella
Agency Name
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 6 (Lahontan)
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Cross Streets
State Highway 89, Federal Highway 50, and Pioneer Trail
Total Acres
State Highways
South Lake Tahoe
LTCC, South Tahoe HS, ST Middle,...
Tallac, Taylor, Trout, Cold, & Edgewood Creeks, Upper Truckee River, and tributaries

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Types
Other (National Forest Fuels Reduction & Healthy Forest Restoration)
Local Actions
Specific Plan
Project Issues
Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Recreation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire, California Department of Conservation (DOC), 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), California State Lands Commission (SLC), Department of Water Resources, Office of Emergency Services, California, Office of Historic Preservation, Resources Agency, Resources, Recycling and Recovery, State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA)

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