South Fork Mokelumne River Watershed Restoration Phase 4 Planning (SNC #1068)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
South Fork Mokelumne River Watershed Restoration Phase 4 Planning (SNC #1068)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding in the amount of $89,125 to the Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions to complete CEQA analysis for removal of hazardous fuel and thinning of the overstocked fir forest on 557 acres of private lands and CCWD-owned lands adjacent to a 912-acre Bureau of Land Management fuels reduction project. Planning work will include cultural resource, botany, and wildlife surveys. Addllionally, a silvicultural survey will be conducted by a Registered Professional Forester who will develop a site plan for the treatment of each parcel included in the project area. All survey data will contribute to preparation of a CEQA document.

Contact Information

Shannon Ciotti
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Other Location Info
The 557-acre project site Is located on private lands and lands owned by Calaveras County Water District (CCWD) that span the South fork Mokelumne River and three tributaries: Independence Gulch, Wet Gulch, and Humbug Gulch. The project area is roughly bound by State Route 26 lo the north, Independence Road to the south, Deardorff Road to the west, and Cemetery Road and Blizzard Mine Road to the east The communities of Sandy Gulch, Wilseyville, Independence, Rail Road Flat, Glencoe, and West Point are less than a mile from the project

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15262
Reasons for Exemption
This is a planning project involving the preparation of environmental compliance documents; ii does not involve physical alterations to the environment. Specific actions include cultural resource, botany, wildlife, and silvicultural surveys and preparation of a CEQA document. Future forest management activities have not been approved, and the completion of these environmental documents will not have a legally binding effect on future activities.


Notice of Exemption

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