Independence Lake


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Independence Lake
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Nature Conservancy (TNC) will use prescribed burning on approximately 203 acres at the east end of its Independence Lake Preserve. This will be a broadcast bum from mid-late October until mid-November of 2019. The environmental setting is mixed conifer forest, Jeffery pine forest, and mountain chaparral. The Preserve surrounded by the Tahoe National Forest. TNC will contract with a bum contractor - Firestorm Wildland Fire Suppression - for the bum. There will be 22 bum professionals and 3-4 fire engines on- site during the bum and mop-up. Burning and mop-up should be completed within 5 days.

Contact Information

Chris Fichtel
Agency Name
Department of Forestry and Fire Protection
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


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Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304, Class 4
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions of 4 Categorical Exemption "15304 Minor Alterations to Land" - "Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the conditions of land, water and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature and scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes."


Notice of Exemption

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