Big Chico Creek Forest Management Plan (SNC #1126)

Summary

SCH Number
2019038342
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Big Chico Creek Forest Management Plan (SNC #1126)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/14/2019
Project Applicant
Butte County Fire Safe Council

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding in the amount of $100,000 to the Butte County Fire Safe Council for development of a Forest Health Management Plan and CEQA document for 1,500 acres of mixed conifer forests in the Big Chico Creek Watershed. Project planning work will include development of a forest management plan, archaeological surveys, traditional ecological knowledge review and input into the plan, and completion of a CEQA document.

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

Phone : (530) 823-4689

Location

Cities
Chico
Counties
Butte
Total Acres
7939
Other Location Info
The project includes 7,939 acres of forested lands in the Big Chico Creek Watershed, located between three communities: Forest Ranch to the east, Cohasset to the west, and the City of Chico lo the southwest. Land within the project area includes Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, Bureau of Land Management lands, and private lands.

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 development of a Forest Management Plan, archaeological surveys, traditional ecological knowledge input into the plan, and completion of a CEQA document. However, those actions have not been approved, and the completion of these environmental documents will not have a legally binding effect on future activities.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019038342   PDF 47 K

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