Alpine County Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Healthy Watershed Project (SNC 798)

Summary

SCH Number
2014098068
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Alpine County Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Healthy Watershed Project (SNC 798)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/4/2014

Document Description
Alpine County is requesting $170,000 in funding from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy's Proposition 84 Safe Drinking Water, Water Quality and Supply, Flood Control, River and Coastal Protection Grant Program to reduce fuel loads and the threat of wildfire within the County's right-of-way, involving eight County Roads in Alpine County. The proposed project is designed to treat dense fuel loads that have built up within the County's right-of-way, which extends 30 feet beyond the centerline of the roadways. The proposed treatment locations are dominated by easily ignitable light fuel (sage, grasses and thickets of young pine). The dense fuel loads that are located within County right-of-way are adjacent to larger forested areas. Human-caused ignitions of wildfire often occur as a result of accidents, over-heated vehicles, tow chains, or discarded cigarettes. The reduction in fuel loads along the roadway right-of-way would reduce the threat of catastrophic wildfires. In addition, the reduced fuel loads along County roadways not only provide fuel breaks, but safer work areas for fire suppression crews.

Contact Information
Mathew Daley
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 823-4698

Location

Counties
Alpine

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
Minor Alterations to Land.

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