Scotts Flat Reservoir Fuels Treatment Phase 4 - Updated Acres

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Summary

SCH Number
2019038332
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Scotts Flat Reservoir Fuels Treatment Phase 4 - Updated Acres
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/21/2020
Project Applicant
Nevada Irrigation District
Present Land Use
Nevada Irrigation District forested lands

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide $981,000 in funding for forest fuel reduction treatments on a minimum of 300 acres, up to 660 acres in the Potential Operating Area on the North and East shores of the Scotts Flat Reservoir. The project objectives are to improve forest health, ecosystem resiliency and reduce the risk and severity of wildfire. Fuel treatments would benefit the health of the Scotts Flat Reservoir, which provides water to communities in Nevada, Placer, and Yuba counties. Treatment activities would include mastication and hand-thinning. Treatments will remove understory brush and small trees up to 10” diameter to open up the forest and reduce canopy cover. In addition to protection of water resources, this project will also help protect residential areas around the reservoir in partnership with Cascade Shores and Banner Mountain Firewise Communities, as well as NID camping and recreational facilities around the lake. This grant will also fund a public outreach and education component. The Nevada Irrigation District is completing the work under exemptions from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) pursuant to 14 CCR § 1038(j).

Contact Information
Julie Alvis
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 201
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 823-4667
julie.alvis@sierranevada.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
39°16'39.47"N 120°54'57.49"W
Cities
Nevada City
Counties
Nevada
Regions
Northern California
Waterways
North and East shores of Scotts Flat Reservoir
Other Location Info
Treatments will be completed on the North and East shores of Scotts Flat Reservoir, centered at approximately 39*16'39.47N and 120*54'57.49''W.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304, Class 4, Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
This Project is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15304, Class 4, which consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes. The minor land alterations proposed by the project involve mechanical and hand treatments of ladder fuels and mechanical removal of small diameter trees. The project applicant has received exemptions from the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) pursuant to 14 CCR § 1038(j) and will continue to in order to complete the project. All required environmentally protective measures are incorporated into the project. The proposed activities would improve the health and fire-resiliency of the site without materially changing the appearance, use, or environmental conditions of the project area.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
SNC1054-ScottsFlat_SCH2019038332_7-21-20_NOE   PDF 1474 K

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