Independence Lake Acquisition (SNC 080001)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Independence Lake Acquisition (SNC 080001)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
The Nature Conservancy is seeking $1,000,000 in Sierra Nevada Conservancy Proposition 84 funding to acquire a large portion of the Independence Creek watershed including Independence Lake. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy funds will be combined with the $14 million in other private and public funding to purchase the property. The Nature Conservancy and its partners will purchase fee title ownership of 2,325 acres of forestland around and independence Lake and Creek from Sierra Pacific Power Company. The land under the lake is a public trust asset. The 2,325 acre forest acquistion will protect the full extent of the lake's shoreline and approximately three quarters of a mile of Independence Creek.

Contact Information
Bob Kingman
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

(530) 823-4681


Sierra Nevada

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The acquisition of lands for fish and wildlife conservation purposes.
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