North Tahoe Fire Hazardous Fuel Reduction and Defensible Space Project

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2016072047
Lead Agency
Tahoe Conservancy (California Tahoe Conservancy)
Document Title
North Tahoe Fire Hazardous Fuel Reduction and Defensible Space Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The North Tahoe Fire Protection District (NTFPD) would conduct fuel reduction activities on up to 881 Conservancy-owned parcels located within and adjacent to residential subdivisions. The project is proposed to reduce the wildfire hazard for communities on the north and west shores of Lake Tahoe located within the NTFPD's jurisdictional boundary. The average parcel size is approx. 0.24 acres. These fuel reduction treatments would involve reducing hazardous densities and patterns of vegetation in the wildland-urban interface to modify fire behavior in the event of a wildfire in order to best protect homes and communities. Treatments would be implemented by hand crews supervised by the NTFPD and involve the removal of smaller trees and ladder fuels, using a "thin-from-below" approach that retains larger, healthy trees. Post-treatment, the parcels will reflect historic forest conditions and the reduced fuel loads would result in any wildfires burning at a lower intensity, providing an improved opportunity for the fire suppression.

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

(530) 543-6049

Location

Counties
Placer
Total Acres
238
State Highways
89, 28
Waterways
Truckee River, and Lake Tahoe

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
CA Tahoe Conservancy
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
1061 Third Street, South Lake Tahoe, CA 96150

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 Negative Declaration 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 Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
N/A
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