Dollar Creek Forest Restoration Project (Project)


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Tahoe Conservancy
Document Title
Dollar Creek Forest Restoration Project (Project)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Project will result in the treatment of 260 acres of forest fuel reduction through manual thinning and pile burning on the Conservancy Dollar Creek property. The goal of the Project is to improve forest health and habitat while decreasing the potential for catastrophic stand replacement fire.

Contact Information

Joseph Harvey
Agency Name
California Tahoe Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
California Tahoe Conservancy.
Contact Types
Project Applicant


South Lake Tahoe
El Dorado
Other Location Info
The Project will take place on the Conservancy Dollar Creek property in Placer County (Exhibit A).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Class 4, § 15304. (See also Cal. Code Regs., tit. 14, § 12102.4)
Reasons for Exemption
The Project involves the minor alteration to vegetation, reducing the overly dense understory trees and shrubs, and will not result in a significant change in land use or intensity of use. The Project will be conducted by hand crews with no use of heavy machinery. Conservancy staff will take necessary steps to avoid sensitive resources. Staff will flag stream environment zones where no material will be piled or burned. A CAL FIRE certified archaeological surveyor will locate and flag any cultural sites and determine the level of protection required, such as complete avoidance or no pile burning. Surveys will be conducted to identify and protect migratory bird and raptor nests prior to implementation, or the contractor will implement thinning work after the nesting season ends (August 15). A qualified burn boss will develop a pile burn plan to ensure public safety and minimize smoke impacts to the surrounding community.


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