King Fire Restoration Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019090254
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
King Fire Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/10/2019
Project Applicant
Eldorado National Forest

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy will provide funding to the U.S. Forest Service, Eldorado National Forest, to complete forest fuel reduction activities in areas affected by the 2014 King Fire. This project will include forest fuel reduction, including the management of shrubs and dead trees. Project treatments will involve initial fuel reduction activities on approximately 1,810 acres, including skidding and piling of large material and mastication or piling of small material. The secondary treatments on these acres will include shrub control on 1,515 acres and biomass removal on 251 acres. These activities will reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire and support forest restoration on the Eldorado National Forest, promoting forest health and resiliency during future wildfire events.

Contact Information
Jamie Sammut
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 823-4688

Location

Coordinates
38°57'36.5"N 120°31'17.6"W
Cities
North of Pollock Pines
Counties
El Dorado Placer
Other Location Info
The project area is located in the central Sierra Nevada mountain range north of Pollock Pines, California and east of Foresthill, California.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources 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. SNC will obtain funding from the Califomia Department of Forestry and Fire Protection and provide it to the U.S. Forest Service to reduce forest fuels on 1,810 acres of federal land in the Eldorado National Forest. The project activities have been analyzed by the U.S. Forest Service pursuant to NEPA. A NEPA Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) was prepared for the project and a Record of Decision was signed by the Eldorado National Forest on September 2, 2015. Proposed project activities were evaluated in the NEPA EIS.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
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