Quincy Watershed Improvement Project (SNC #1081)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Quincy Watershed Improvement Project (SNC #1081)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Plumas Audubon Society

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding in the amount of $99,997 to the Plumas Audubon Society to complete a CEQA and NEPA study for fuels reduction via hand thinning, piling, and underburning. Initial planning will require wildlife, archaeology, soils, botany, and forestry surveys in addition to preparation of NEPA and CEQA documents. This planning phase is the first step towards initiating a fuels reduction project within the Wildland Urban Interface near the town of Quincy.

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

Phone : (530) 823-4689


Total Acres
Other Location Info
The approximately 665-acre project area Is located within the upper Feather River watershed In Plumas County. The project area Is bound by the town of Quincy to the north and the 2017 Minerva Fire footprint to the south-southwest. The ea stem border of the project area abuts Soper-Wheeler logging company lands. Landowners within the project site include the Plumas National Forest and American Valley Community Service District.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15262
Reasons for Exemption
See NOE for full details. This is a planning project involving the preparation of environmental compliance documents; it does not involve physical alterations to the environment. Specific actions include completing resource surveys and preparation NEPA and CEQA documents that evaluate future possible actions. Future fuel reduction 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
2019038336   PDF 48 K

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