Beckwourth Peak Recreation Project (SNC 1287-RT)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Beckwourth Peak Recreation Project (SNC 1287-RT)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy will provide grant funding to Sierra Buttes Trail Stewardship to complete the Beckwourth Peak Recreation Project (Project). The Project involves construction of at least 8.3 miles of non-motorized class 3 trail beginning south of Portola, continuing around Beckwourth Peak, and connecting to Portola City Park and Carman Saddle. The trail would be constructed by trail crews using hand tools and would be built to USDA Forest Service standards. Native surface and materials will be used with no foreign materials incorporated into the trail. The trail is intended to provide easy access to National Forest lands for residents of, and visitors to, Portola. Plumas County filed a NOE under Class 4, 15304 Minor Alterations to Land, in September 2019 (SCH 2019090093)

Contact Information

Shannon Ciotti
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Job Title
Grants & Reimbursements Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
Southeast of Portola, CA, West of Sierra Valley, East of Gold Mountain Resort Community

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Categorical Exemption: 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15304, Class 4, minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes are exempt from CEQA. The minor land alterations proposed by the project consist of trail building by hand crews. The project has been reviewed and would not result in significant adverse effects.
County Clerk


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