The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide $999,960 in funding to the Yosemite/Sequoia Resource Conservation and Development Council for forest fuel reduction treatments on 450 acres of federal lands within the Sierra National Forest. If funding allows, the project would also include fuels treatments on an additional 200 acres, and associated revegetation, education, and outreach activities.
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 federal NEPA ii the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding or staffing for those projects. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding for fuel reduction activities on up to 650 acres of federal land within the Sierra National Forest. The actions to be undertaken were reviewed in their entirety pursuant to NEPA as documented in a Decision Memo (DM) for a Categorical Exclusion (CE). The final CE/DM was signed by the Sierra National Forest on February 15, 2018.