Onion Ridge Fuel Reduction and Forest Health Improvement Project

Summary

SCH Number
2018038248
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Onion Ridge Fuel Reduction and Forest Health Improvement Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The project would create a 25-mile-long fuel break of 150 feet on either side of an existing access road on the ridge between Mill and Deer Creeks. It would include mastication and hand thinning within approximately 533 acres. This would protect watershed quality, reduce GHG emissions, and reduce wildfire severity.

Contact Information
Jon Barrett
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

(530) 737-5184

Location

Cities
Red Bluff
Counties
Tehama
State Highways
Hwy 32/36
Township
28N
Range
5E
Other Information
Cont., S: 19,20,21,29,30,32; T28N R4E S:25,35,36

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
S: 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The project would partially fund the removal of ladder fuels along an established roadway. This would result in minor alterations to the condition of land associated with forest management. The project would adhere to the protection and avoidance measures listed in the Title 14 California Code of Regulations 1038(b) exemption, which would effectively address any potentially significant impacts.
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