Valley Creek Botanical Special Interest Area and Watershed Protection Project (SNC #1146)

Summary

SCH Number
2019038345
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Valley Creek Botanical Special Interest Area and Watershed Protection Project (SNC #1146)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide $999,878 In funding for forest thinning treatments on 634 acres within the Plumas National Forest surrounding the remote communities of La Porte and American House. Forest conditions in the project site are overstocked, with a high level of tree mortality due to bark beetle infestation and drought. Treatments would be aimed at improving forest resiliency to pest and disease infestation, drought-induced tree mortality, and wildfire; and protecting life and property.

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

5308234689

Location

Coordinates
39°39'28.67"N 121°1'8.01"W
Cities
La Porte
Counties
Plumas

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 federal NEPA if the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding or staffing for those projects. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding to treat 630 acres of forest on federal lands. The proposed activities were evaluated pursuant to NEPA by the U.S. Forest Service in the Sugarloaf Hazardous Fuels Reduction Environmental Impact Statement. The Record of Decision was signed in September 2014.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2019038345   PDF 49 K
Download CSV New Search