'lnimim Forest Restoration Project - Phase One (SNC 1053)

Summary

SCH Number
2019068042
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
'lnimim Forest Restoration Project - Phase One (SNC 1053)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/11/2019
Project Applicant
Yuba Watershed Institute

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) would provide $300,000 in funding to the Yuba Watershed Institute for forest and watershed improvements on 402 acres of federal land in the 'lnimim Forest. The treatments used to implement these improvements include stand thinning, removal of beetle-killed trees, reduction of fuels, creation and maintenance of roadside fuel breaks, and prescribed fire. These treatments will reduce the risk of wildfire and increase forest ecosystem resilience.

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

Phone : (530) 823-4689

Location

Counties
Nevada
Other Location Info
The project is located in Nevada County; U.S. Bureau of Land Management (BLM) owned land in the 'lnirnirn Forest and centered at approximately 39°22'15.47"N and 120°59'45.54"W.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
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. SNC would provide funding to for fuel reduction on 402 acres of federal lands managed by BLM. The project activities in these areas have been analyzed by BLM pursuant to NEPA. NEPA analysis found that the project would not result in a significant adverse effect. NEPA Environmental Assessments and Finding of No Significant Impacts were prepared for the various elements of the project.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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