The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide $73,312 in funding to the Maidu Summit Consortium and Conservancy to conduct public hearings and complete environmental analysis to develop project design and the preparation of an EIR that addresses forest and watershed health activities in the 2,326 acre Tasmam Kojom Watershed. Project design and the EIR will include Traditional Ecological Knowledge to guide management and possible future restoration, enhancement, and habitat protection projects.
The project is a planning project that involves environmental analysis and the preparation of an EIR to guide future forest management actions to protect water quality and forest resources. The planning project would not involve ground disturbance or physical alterations to the environment. The proposed planning project qualifies for exemption form CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15306, which applies to basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to any environmental resource.