North Tahoe Fire Hazardous Fuel Reduction and Defensible Space Project
JD - Joint Document
Note: MND, EA, FONSI
FEMA has prepared this EA to assess the potential environmental effects that would result from awarding Pre-Disaster Mitigation Program funding to the North Tahoe Fire Protection District to conduct a fuels reduction project on up to 1,013 California Tahoe Conservancy owned urban lot parcels, totaling up to 238 acres, within and adjacent to subdivisions within their district boundary. Proposed fuels reduction measures would be implemented to reduce wildfire hazards for several communities on the north and west shores of Lake Tahoe in Placer County, CA. The project would be accomplished using a thin from below method where smaller trees and brush are targeted for thinning and removal and larger trees are generally retained.
The fuels reduction treatments would involve reducing hazardous densities and patterns of vegetation in designated wildland-urban interface areas to mitigate the spread of wildfire toward homes and communities. Treatments would be implemented by hand crews supervised by the North Tahoe Fire Protection District and ongoing maintenance would be performed by the California Tahoe Conservancy, consistent with the Operations and Maintenance Plan for the North Tahoe Fire Hazardous Fuels Reduction and Defensible Space Project.
Cal Fire, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 (CDFW), California Department of Parks and Recreation, California Department of Transportation, District 3 (DOT), California Highway Patrol, California Native American Heritage Commission (NAHC), California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Lahontan South Lake Tahoe Region 6 (RWQCB), Department of Water Resources, Resources Agency, Tahoe Regional Planning Agency (TRPA)
Other (Forestry project)
Aesthetics, Air Quality, Biological Resources, Cultural Resources, Cumulative Effects, Drainage/Absorption, Economics/Jobs, Geology/Soils, Hydrology/Water Quality, Land Use/Planning, Noise, Recreation, Transportation, Vegetation, Wetland/Riparian, Wildfire
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