Fuels Reduction and Understory Burning

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Summary

SCH Number
2012042002
Lead Agency
Parks and Recreation, Department of (California Department of Parks and Recreation)
Document Title
Fuels Reduction and Understory Burning
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
6/29/2012
Present Land Use
California State Parks/Public Land/General Plan for Burton Creek

Document Description
DPR proposes to move forward the overall goal of using prescribed fire as a means of restoring fore to its essential role in the ecosystems within California State Parks of the Sierra District, and to reduce fuel loads and wildfire hazard. Fire history research in the Tahoe basin indicates that frequent, low intensity fires shaped forest structure, composition, and resilience prior to European settlement. During the past 100+ years, logging, grazing, fire suppression, and other human activities have greatly altered the fire regime and increased fuel loading in Tahoe basin forests. Much of basin was cut over during a short period of time with near clear cut logging prior to 1900. This logging resulted in a wide divergence from historic forest conditions and what we see today is an even-aged forest dominated by white fir which is still in the process of intense competition and self-thinning. The critical objective of this project is to continue the implementation of a long-term fire and fuels management program on areas that have been previously treated, which includes re-burn of previously treated and previously burned sites.

Contact Information
Dan Shaw
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Sierra District 7360 West Lake Blvd, P.O. Box 266
Tahoma, CA 96142

Phone : (530) 581-4315

Location

Counties
El Dorado Placer
Cross Streets
Highway 28, 89
Zip
96145
State Highways
Hwy 28, 89
Railways
No
Airports
No
Schools
Tahoe Lake ES, Rideout
Waterways
Lake Tahoe, General Creek
Other Location Info
City/Nearest Community: Tahoma, Tahoe City

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
California Department of Parks and Recreation, Sierra District Office, 1155 North Lake Boulevard, Tahoe City, California 96145

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
No
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at state.clearinghouse@opr.ca.gov or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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