Sagehen Forest Project - A Watershed Improvement and Forest Health Initiative

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2018042048
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Sagehen Forest Project - A Watershed Improvement and Forest Health Initiative
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received

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

(530) 823-4689

Location

Coordinates
39°20'38"N 120°11'09"W
Cities
Truckee
Counties
Nevada
Zip
96160
Total Acres
1500
Waterways
Little Truckee River

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Approving Agency Role
Lead 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
Yes
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