Yosemite Area Forest Restoration Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020020487
Lead Agency
Mariposa County Resource Conservation (Mariposa County Resource Conservation District)
Document Title
Yosemite Area Forest Restoration Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
2/25/2020
Project Applicant
US Forest Service, Sierra National Forest, Bass Lake Ranger District

Document Description
The primary goal of the project is to remove hazard trees and biomass up to _200' from the road corridor. Small diameter green trees (<20"DBH) or hazard trees will be fallen. The work is critical to meet the public safety needs and tree disposal needs stemming from widespread tree mortality in the Sierra Nevada. The project increases public safety by removing hazard trees and thinning fuels on critical corridors. It also protects communities the community of Fish Camp in the Wildland Urban Interface and creates a fuel break in the event of wildland fire or if a prescribed fire is to be conducted.

Contact Information
Melinda Barrett
Mariposa Resource Conservation District
P.O. Box 2403
Mariposa, CA 95338

Phone : (559) 580-0944

Location

Counties
Mariposa
Other Location Info
Project is located within the Sierra National Forest along Forest Service Rd 5S206. The project area is bordered by Highway 41 on the east, FS Rd 5S43 on the west, Mt Raymond Rd on the north and White Chief Mountain Rd on the south. It is adjacent to the town of Fish Camp. Fuels reduction is conducted within a 200-foot distance of the road. Staging and storage will take place near the intersection of FS Rd 5S06 and Grizzly Rd in the Sierra National Forest.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Declared Emergency
Type, Section or Code
Sec. 21080(b)(3); 15269(a)
Reasons for Exemption
The Fish Camp Ecological Restoration Project EIS/Decision Notice included treatment of hazardous fuels and thinning of forest vegetation to reduce the threat of wildfire associated Wildland Urban Intermix within the project area. Public safety would be addressed by removal of hazard trees and complete hazard fuels reduction in and around infrastructure that is both inside and outside of communities. Included as part of this project is the reduction of additional fuels to create fuel breaks to be utilized in the event of wild land fire and/or as control line for prescribed fire implementation.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020020487_Yosemite Area Forest Restoration   PDF 2162 K

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