French Meadows Forest Restoration - Biomass Project (SNC #1089)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
French Meadows Forest Restoration - Biomass Project (SNC #1089)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide $1,000,000 in funding to remove tree limbs and brush from 3,622 acres of land on a portion of the American River headwaters near and adjacent to the French Meadows Reservoir within the Tahoe National Forest. Specific treatments would include both mechanical and hand thinning, and onsite mastication and removal. The project area is untreated forest that has accumulated dense biomass that is susceptible to high intensity wildfire. See NOE for full details.

Contact Information

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

Agency Name
Placer County
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Iowa Hill/Foresthill

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 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

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