City of South Lake Tahoe Barbara Fuel Reduction Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Tahoe Conservancy (California Tahoe Conservancy)
Document Title
City of South Lake Tahoe Barbara Fuel Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption

Document Description
Project involves cutting and removal of trees and brush considered to be a fuel hazard potentially adding to the potential for catastrophic loss during a wildfire. Positive impacts to forest health can also be expected as inter-tree competition will be reduced, supporting increased vigor and growth rates for residual conifers, thereby reducing damage from agents such as insect and disease.

Contact Information
Brian Hirt
California Tahoe Conservancy
1061 Third Street
South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150



South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
Project involves removing diseased, dead or small trees that pose a threat to public safety since they are a fuel hazard. The tree removal involves minor, temporary, short-term use of the land has no negligible or no permanent effects on the environment due to the method of removal and the physical condition of the trees. All project work will be performed by low impact rubber tire cut-to-length mechanical equipment on slopes less than 10%. No pile or understory burning shall occur. Project will comply with all CA Forest Practices rules, Regional Water Quality Control Board regulations and Tahoe Regional Planning Agency requirements.
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