Sagehen Forest Project - A Watershed Improvement and Forest Health Initiative

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Sagehen Forest Project - A Watershed Improvement and Forest Health Initiative
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide $496,338 to fund the Sagehen Forest Project, which would involve landscape scale low intensity prescribed fire activities following the pile-burning and timber removal activities, which are scheduled to be completed in late spring 2018. The project would reintroduce fire through broadcast burning to a min of 973-acres and up to 1,500 acres as an ecosystem process to reduce fuel accumulation, over multiple-years. Prescribed burn treatments would enhance water resources for both the ecosystem and downstream water users, and enhance key reproductive and foraging habitat for wildlife, in the Sagehen Experimental Forest. The project would follow previous efforts to thin the forest.

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

Phone : (530) 823-4689


39°20'38"N 120°11'09"W
Total Acres
Little Truckee River

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Development Type
Other (forest fuel reduction and watershed health improvement)
Local Action
Other Action Other Action: forestry
Project Issues
Aesthetic/Visual Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Drainage/Absorption Flood Plain/Flooding Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Minerals Noise Recreation/Parks Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Toxic/Hazardous Traffic/Circulation Vegetation Water Quality Water Supply Wetland/Riparian Land Use Cumulative Effects Other Other Issues: GHG
Reviewing Agencies
Cal Fire California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Native American Heritage Commission California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Sacramento Region 5 Central Valley Flood Protection Board Department of Water Resources Office of Emergency Services, California Resources Agency State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Rights

Disclaimer: The document was originally posted before CEQAnet had the capability to host attachments for the public. To obtain the original attachments for this document, please contact the lead agency at the contact information listed above. You may also contact the OPR via email at or via phone at (916) 445-0613.

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