Lakes Basin (SNC #1088)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Lakes Basin (SNC #1088)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Plumas National Forest

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide $995,995 in funding for forest thinning and fuel reduction treatments (hand thinning and hand and/or grapple piling) on 1,030 acres of federal land within the Plumas National Forest. The treatments would enhance forest health, promote ecosystem resiliency in the event of wildfire, and improve watershed condition and provide water supply protection in the Lakes Basin Recreation Area. The project would geographically connect to a larger 5,463-acre area undergoing stewardship timber sales and prescribed fire projects to provide a comprehensive forest health strategy in the area.

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

Phone : (530) 823-4689


39°43'11.49"N 120°39'16.98"W
Plumas Sierra

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA does not apply to prescribed fire, thinning, or fuel reduction projects undertaken on federal lands to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire that have been reviewed under the NEPA if the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding or staffing for those projects. See NOE for full details.


Notice of Exemption
2019038337   PDF 45 K

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