Aspen Community Restoration Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 6 (Lahontan)
Document Title
Aspen Community Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The purpose of the project is to improve and restore aspen communities on US Forest Service lands through the removal of confirs from within and adjacent to aspen stands that were identified as threatened by Forest Servie studies. The project will reduce the risk of castatrophic wildfire in the project areas. The US Forest Service will use prescribed fire to dispose of thinned material. The use of fire in Stream Environment Zones in the Lake Tahoe Basin required a Basin Plan Prohibition Exemption and subsequent CEQA finding.

Contact Information

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


South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado, Placer
Other Location Info
Tahoe City

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
The project will result in improved wildlife and vegetation conditions in the aspen stands and reduce risk of catastrophic wildfire in these areas.

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