Post-Fire Restoration in the Rubicon Watershed (SNC #879)

Summary

SCH Number
2016128119
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Post-Fire Restoration in the Rubicon Watershed (SNC #879)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The SNC would provide the placer county resource conservation district with $359,838 to fund restoration of 208.5 acres of El Dorado national forest and private lands, within the area devastated by the 2014 King Fire. The project goals are to reduce sedimentation and erosion in the watershed, improve forest health and water quality, restore wildlife habitat, reduce GHG emissions, increase carbon storage, and improve biodiversity and overall watershed health. Project activities include hand felling small diameter dead, dying or damaged timber; mastication; broadcast seeding of native grasses; mulch application; and planting riparian hardwoods.

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

530-823-4689

Location

Counties
Placer

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S:15304 C:4
Reasons for Exemption
This is a forest management project involving minor alterations to land and vegetation. These alterations will not involve removal of mature trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes. The project includes standard operating procedures and on the Best Management practices adopted by the Forest Service in the King Fire Restoration Project EIS that will avoid significant adverse effects on the environment.
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