Lakes Basin Fuels Reduction Project

3 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2018039002
Lead Agency
Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District
Document Title
Lakes Basin Fuels Reduction Project
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
3/6/2018

Document Description
The Inyo National Forest (INF), Mammoth Ranger District proposes to reduce hazardous fuels on 661 acres of National Forest System (NFS) lands within the Mammoth Lakes Basin, CA. The purpose of this project is to reduce potential future wildfire severity and establish wildfire defensible space around developed infrastructure within the wildland-urban interface (WUI) in the Mammoth Lakes Basin. This area has been identified in the Community Wildfire Protection Plan as Extreme. Fuel reduction would occur by thinning standing live and dead trees, and the removal of existing and created (activity) surface fuels reduction operations. Fuels treatments are needed because of the dense forest structure. Large number of developed sites and structures, high recreation use, and the presence of water treatment facilities for the town of Mammoth Lakes. The Mammoth Lakes Basin is a very high use recreation area southwest of Mammoth Lakes. The Mammoth Lakes Basin is a very high use recreation area southwest of Mammoth Lakes, CA on the East side of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. There are numerous developed recreation opportunities and structures located on lands administrated by the National Forest as permitted business or residences. The project area is located up drainage from the community of Mammoth Lakes and predominant winds and topographic features are such that rapid movement of fire into the community is possible should a wildland fire start in the project area.

Contact Information
Robert Williams
Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District
P.O. Box 5 3150 Main St.
Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

Phone : 760-934-2300 x232

Location

Cities
Mammoth Lakes
Counties
Mono

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Mammoth Lakes Fire Protection District
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
3150 Main St., Mammoth Lakes, CA 93546

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
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
Yes
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
N/A
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
No
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
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