Butte Creek Forest Health Project

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2017082002
Lead Agency
Butte County
Document Title
Butte Creek Forest Health Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide $499,100 to the Butte County Fire Safe Council for the Butte Creek Forest Health Project. The project involves thinning 431 acres of overgrown, unhealthy forest. Fuel reduction and forest restoration treatments would include thinning, pile burning, prescribed fire, chipping, masticating, and lop and scatter. The project would protect and enhance water for downstream users and aquatic life, as identified in the Magalia Forest Management Plan (FMP). The project will implement the best management practices recommended in the FMP based on each parcel's ownership and forest composition. the purpose of the project is to: 1) improve water quantity and protect water quality, 2) prevent catastrophic wildfire, 3) restore forest ecosystems from overstocked conditions with forest thinning and prescribed fire, 4) increase opportunities for tourism and recreation in the region, 5) preserve and enhance habitat, and 6) reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve air quality and carbon storage.

Contact Information
Shannon Ciotti
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Dr., Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

530-823-4689

Location

Coordinates
39°50'57"N 121°36'14"W
Cities
Paradise
Counties
Butte
Cross Streets
Skyway and Coulter Way
Zip
95954
Total Acres
1,066
Parcel #
Numerous
Schools
Cedarwood Ele, Mtn R...
Waterways
Magalia Res, Paradise Lk, Middle Butte Crk, Little Butte...
Township
23N
Range
3E
Section
13,...
Base
MDBM
Other Location Info
Magalia

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
Final EIR Available Location
11521 Blocker Dr., Suite 205, Auburn, CA 95603

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
Yes
(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
No
(5) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
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