Genesee Valley Watershed Improvement Project (SNC 1082)

3 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Feather River Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Genesee Valley Watershed Improvement Project (SNC 1082)
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Project Applicant
Plumas Audubon Society

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) would provide $506,714 to the Plumas Audubon Society (PAS) for the Genesee Valley Watershed Improvement project (project). This project is a collaborative effort between the Plumas Audubon Society (PAS), the Feather River Resource Conservation District (FRRCD) and U.S. Forest Service aimed at reducing the risk of high-severity wildfire as well as taking steps toward restoring watershed and forest health through hand-thinning, hand piling, pile burning and broadcast burning of approximately 879 acres of forested National Forest and adjacent private land. The purpose of the project is to reduce fuel loading within the project area to the point that fuels would bum at low to moderate severity during future wildfires. This reduction of fuel loads would help to reduce the threat of future wildfires from burning at high severity, therefore potentially protecting residents adjacent to the project area, protecting the watershed from degradation, and improving habitat values including late seral forest. Reintroducing fire to the landscape through controlled broadcast burning will also ensure that these areas are protected from high-severity wildfire for longer periods of time post-implementation and creates the opportunity to manage fuel loads with regular fire return intervals into the future. This project is a continuation of a 33,000-acre stewardship strategy which encompasses Genesee and Franks Valleys, the Wheeler Peak Unit of Mud Lake Research Natural Area, and adjacent areas. See NOD for full details.

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

Phone : (530) 823-4689


Other Location Info
The project area is located between 4 and 11 miles east of Taylorsville, CA and geographically divided into three separate areas or "project units": Genesee Woods, Heart K Northwest, and Heart K Southeast. The respective legal location of each of these areas is: Township 25 N Range 11 E Sect. 2-3 and Township 26 N Range 11 E Sect. 34-35; Township 25 N Range 11 E Sect. 1, 11-12. 7.5 quads Genesee and Taylorsville.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Approving Agency Role
Lead Agency
Approved On
Final Environmental Document Available at
Sierra Nevada Conservancy, 11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205, Auburn, CA 95603


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination
2019029109_SNC1082_Genesee_6-11-19_NOD-R (003)   PDF 1202 K

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