King Fire Restoration Project (SNC 933.1)

2 Documents in Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019090254
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
King Fire Restoration Project (SNC 933.1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
8/12/2020
Project Applicant
Eldorado National Forest
Present Land Use
public National Forest (project is within the Eldorado National Forest)

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would 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 includes forest fuel reduction, including the management of shrubs and dead trees. Project activities would involve mechanical and chemical treatments including skidding and piling of large material; mastication or piling of small material; shrub control; and biomass utilization. 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
Julie Alvis
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 201
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 823-4667
julie.alvis@sierranevada.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
38°57'36.5"N 120°31'17.6"W
Cities
North of Pollock Pines
Counties
El Dorado Placer
Regions
Northern California
Other Information
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 would provide funding to the U.S. Forest Service to reduce forest fuels on 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 (see Attachment: King Fire EIS Fuels Treatment Vicinity Map).

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
SNC_NOE_8GG18601_Attachment_08   PDF 3304 K

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