Building Capacity for Rural Development Across Sierra Communities (SNC #TRFRF002)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Building Capacity for Rural Development Across Sierra Communities (SNC #TRFRF002)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding in the amount of $400,000 to the Sierra Institute for Community and Environment to build capacity and provide direct technical assistance to rural forested communities working to promote wood based economic development. The Sierra Institute will engage interested communities throughout the Region in a capacity and opportunity assessment, identifying opportunities for industrial land redevelopment and assessing local capacity needs and assets. Interested communities will then be offered leadership development and other programs to build the local capacity to engage in economic development and redevelopment efforts.

Contact Information

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

Agency Name
Sierra Institute for Community and Environment
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Alpine, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, El Dorado, Fresno, Inyo, Kern, Lassen, Madera, Mariposa, Modoc, Mono, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Tehama, Tulare, Yuba
Other Location Info
The Sierra Institute will work throughout the Sierra Nevada Region - potentially including communities in Modoc, Lassen, Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Plumas, Sierra, Yuba, Nevada, Placer El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Tholumne, Mariposa, Madera, Fresno, Tulare, Kern, Alpine, Mono, and Inyo counties.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15262
Reasons for Exemption
This is a planning, assessment, and technical assistance project to identify and plan potential future projects. It does not involve physical alterations to the environment. The completion of these plans will not have a legally binding effect on future activities.


Notice of Exemption

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