Big Meadow Creek Watershed Fire Regime Restoration Project

Summary

SCH Number
2011118176
Public Agency
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 6 (Lahontan)
Document Title
Big Meadow Creek Watershed Fire Regime Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
11/21/2011

Document Description
The purpose of the project is to improve and restore aspen, meadow, and montane riparian communities while simultaneously reducing the risk of catastrophic wildfires by treating hazardous fuels within the project area. The project involves removal of conifers from meadows, aspen stands, riparian corridors and the adjacent uplands entirely through manual hand crew operations. Prescribed fire will be used 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
Regional Water Quality Control Board, Region 6 (Lahontan)
Lead/Public Agency
2501 Lake Tahoe Boulevard
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

Phone : (530) 542-5417

Location

Counties
El Dorado
Other Location Info
~ 10 miles south of S. Lake Tahoe

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project will result in improved wildlife and vegetation conditions in the project area through fuel reduction activities, and will not change the overall character of the wildland area.

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