Smithneck WUI Fuels Reduction Project

Summary

SCH Number
2019100216
Public Agency
Sierra County
Document Title
Smithneck WUI Fuels Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
10/10/2019
Document Description
SNC Grant for joint/inter-agency fuels reduction project adjacent to the Community of Sierra Brooks. Treatment of approx. 723 acres within USFS-Tahoe National Forest and DFW-Smithneck Creek Wildlife Management Area; to improve forest health, increase forest resiliency, and reduce risk of catastrophic wildfire.

Contact Information

Name
Tim Beals or Brandon Pangman
Agency Name
Sierra County Planning Dept.
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Name
Agency Name
County of Sierra (Sierra Nevada Conservancy, granting agency)
Contact Types
Project Applicant

Location

Counties
Sierra
Regions
Unincorporated
Cross Streets
SW of uninc. community of Sierra Brooks, near Loyalton, CA
Township
21N
Range
16E
Section
29,30
Other Location Info
Section: 31, 32

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC 4799.50(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
Public Resource Code Section 4799.0S(d)(1). CEQA does not apply to prescribed fire, thinning, or fuel reduction projects undertaken on federal lands to reduce the risk of highseverity wildfire that have been reviewed under the NEPA if the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding, which is the case with this project. USFS adopted CE under NEPA.

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