North Tahoe Fire Hazardous Fuel Reduction and Defensible Space Project

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Tahoe Conservancy (California Tahoe Conservancy)
Document Title
North Tahoe Fire Hazardous Fuel Reduction and Defensible Space Project
Document Type
JD - Joint Document

Document Description
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.

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

(530) 543-6049


Total Acres
State Highways
89, 28
Truckee River, and Lake Tahoe

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
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Development Type
Other (Forestry project)
Project Issues
Cumulative Effects Landuse Wetland/Riparian Water Quality Vegetation Traffic/Circulation Recreation/Parks Noise Geologic/Seismic Forest Land/Fire Hazard Economics/Jobs Drainage/Absorption Biological Resources Archaeologic-Historic Air Quality Aesthetic/Visual
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Parks and Recreation California Highway Patrol Caltrans, District 3 N Department of Fish and Wildlife, Region 2 Department of Water Resources Native American Heritage Commission Regional Water Quality Control Bd., Region 6 (So Lake Tahoe) Resources Agency Tahoe Regional Planning Agency
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