Sierra Buttes/Lakes Basin Apprasial and Acquisition Program - Volcano Lake Parcel (SNC 080230)

Summary

SCH Number
2010018080
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Sierra Buttes/Lakes Basin Apprasial and Acquisition Program - Volcano Lake Parcel (SNC 080230)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Sierra County Land Trust is seeking $777,200 in Sierra Nevada Conservancy Proposition 84 funding to acquire the 298-acre Hayes Property. The property overlooks Volcano Lake and will preserve frontage on the North Fork of the Yuba River and Salmon Creek at their confluence. The property is also part of the Sierra Buttes/Lakes Basin Special Treatment Area which indicated that it is a key recreational and economic resource for the County. The purpose of the acquisition is to protect the water quality of Volcano Lake, Salmon Creek and the North Fork of the Yuba River as well as the recreational and scenic assets of the site as an important piece of the Sierra Buttes/Lakes Basin. A lease will be established with the current property owner to include the potential for one timber harvest with the next 10 years subject to restrictions imposed to maintain the key goals of water quality, recreation and scenic protection.

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

(530) 823-4678

Location

Counties
Sierra
Other Location Info
City: Sierra City-unincorporated

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15313
Reasons for Exemption
This project qualifies as categorically exempt under Section 15313 in that it consists of the acquisition of lands for fish and wildlife conservation purposes. The purpose of the acquisition is for the purpose of protecting water quality in Volcano Lake and surrounding streams which serve as important wildlife resources. None of the Exceptions listed under Section 15300.2 apply to this project.
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