Rim Fire Invasive Plant Control and Eradication (SNC #1131)

Summary

SCH Number
2019038344
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Rim Fire Invasive Plant Control and Eradication (SNC #1131)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
This Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide $332,400 in funding for noxious weed treatment control and eradication efforts on approximately 5,714 acres, and noxious weed surveys on an additional 1,823 acres adjacent to known infestations. All work would occur within the portion of the Stanislaus National Forest that was affected by the 2013 Rim Fire. Noxious weeds would be treated using an integrated weed management approach and would include the following techniques: fire wilting, grazing, grubbing, hand pulling, and herbicide application. See NOE for full details.

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

5308234689

Location

Coordinates
37°55'25.52"N 120°3'34.92"W
Cities
Groveland
Counties
Tuolumne

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to Executive Order B-23-13 a CEQA waiver has been provided relative to the implementation of the Federal Phase I Restoration Plan for the Rim Fire, which was analyzed in the Rim Fire Reforestation Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Record of Decision (ROD) prepared by the Stanislaus National Forest and signed on August 17, 2016. The proposed activities are within the scope of Rim Fire Reforestation EIS and ROD. Such activities are exempt from CEQA pursuant to Executive Order (EO) B-23-13. Project activities include only those specifically identified in the EIS ROD (page 8).

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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