Alder Creek Sequoia Resilience and Post-Fire Restoration Project (SNC 1368)

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Summary

SCH Number
2019012052
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Alder Creek Sequoia Resilience and Post-Fire Restoration Project (SNC 1368)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Received
Posted
3/6/2023
Document Description
Save the Redwoods League (League) proposes to implement vegetation treatments, road repair, and road decommissioning on up to 530 acres of land on the Alder Creek property. The proposed treatment types are fuel break and ecological restoration, and the proposed treatment activities would include prescribed burning, manual and mechanical treatments, and herbicide application. Ongoing maintenance of initial treatments would involve the same vegetation treatment types and activities used in the initial treatment. The League has applied to Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) for a Wildfire Recovery and Forest Resilience grant. SNC and the League have prepared a Project-Specific Analysis (PSA) and Addendum to the Program Environmental Impact Report (PEIR) for the California Vegetation Treatment Program (CalVTP) to evaluate if the proposed project is within the scope of the CalVTP PEIR and provide environmental information to SNC and the League in compliance with CEQA. The Alder Creek Sequoia Resilience and Post-Fire Restoration Project PSA/Addendum was prepared to evaluate the project as a later activity covered by the CalVTP PEIR. SNC is the CEQA lead agency, using this PSA/Addendum to the CalVTP EIR for the portions of the proposed project that would be implemented using funding from the grant; these portions are referred to in the PSA/Addendum as those for which the League is “seeking SNC funding.” The portions of the proposed project for which the League is seeking SNC funding include treatment activities implemented within the portion of the project area that was not burned at high severity during the 2020 Castle Fire—one of two fires in the Sequoia Complex Fire (SQF Complex) that burned in the Sequoia National Forest, Giant Sequoia National Monument, and adjacent areas. The portions of the proposed project seeking SNC grant funding also include all fuel break treatments, road repair, and road decommissioning throughout the project area.

Contact Information

Name
Benjamin Barry
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Job Title
Southern Area Representative
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Location

Cities
3 miles north of Camp Nelson
Counties
Tulare
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
Alder Creek property located immediately east of the community of Sequoia Crest, 3 miles north of Camp Nelson in Tulare County

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Tulare
Final Environmental Document Available at
Sierra Nevada Conservancy, 11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 105, Auburn, CA 95603

Determinations

(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
Yes
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
No
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (PSA /Addendum to the PEIR for the CalVTP)
(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
Yes
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
Yes
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes

Attachments

Notice of Determination

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