Gentry Creek Watershed Restoration Project

Summary

SCH Number
2016128116
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Gentry Creek Watershed Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide approximately $499,000 funding to the non-profit Yosemite-Sequoia Resource conservation and development council to fall and remove dead timber affected by bark beetle infestations, sustained drought, and higher than normal temperatures in order to reduce wildfire risk and protect water quality on 296 acres of private property.

Contact Information
Patrick Eidman
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

530-823-4689

Location

Counties
Mariposa

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project would result in minor alterations to the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation associated with forest management and restoration activities on 296 acres, including removal of dead trees and mastication of slash that would improve forest health and fire resistance and protect water quality. The project includes best management practices that would avoid significant impacts on the environment and would conform to forestry regulations for emergency timber operations.
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