Revenant Fuel Reduction Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019098016
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Revenant Fuel Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
9/12/2019

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) would provide funding to the U.S. Forest Service, Eldorado National Forest to implement forest fuel reduction treatments on 700 acres of land in the Eldorado National Forest. These treatments include follow-up tractor piling of surface fuels in 700 acres mechanically thinned as part of this project. As a secondary treatment, it would also remove biomass that was yarded to landings through commercial and non-commercial mechanical thinning treatments on 500 acres, and transport it to a biomass energy generation facility. These treatments will improve forest health across the project area to effectively reduce the risk of large potentially damaging wildfires.

Contact Information
Andrea N. Williams
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 823-4682

Location

Counties
El Dorado
Other Location Info
The project is located in the Eldorado National Forest near the unincorporated community of Quintette in El Dorado County.

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 (USFS) to reduce forest fuels on 700 acres of federal land. The project activities have been analyzed by the U.S. Forest Service pursuant to NEPA in the Quintette Fuel Reduction Project Environmental Assessent (EA) and Decision Notice/Finding of No Significant Impact in 2007. In July 2019, the USFS prepared a Supplemental Information Report to evaluate changed conditions since the completion of the EA,consistent with the Forest Service Handbook, which determined that the analysis and decision in the EA remains sufficient and valid.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
SNC_Revenant_9-10-19_NOE   PDF 907 K

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