Moonlight-Wheeler Restoration Project (SNC #FPNFMFSF001)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Moonlight-Wheeler Restoration Project (SNC #FPNFMFSF001)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Feather River Resource Conservation District

Document Description
The project proposes approximately 480 acres of reforestation in areas of National Forest that have burned at high-severity twice in recent past. Reforestation activities will occur on a small portion of a much larger area that has been type-converted. Trees will be planted at low density to reduce the risk of future high-severity wildfire, and release· of trees from competing vegetation will be manual and increase tree survival and growth rate. The objective of the project is to reestablish forests in areas where the habitat type has been converted from mixed-conifer forests to shrubland by stand-replacing wildfires.

Contact Information
Jamie Sammut
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 823-4688


Other Location Info
Project units are located approximately 7 miles northeast of Taylorsville, CA on Plumas National Forest, Mt. Hough Ranger District. egal Location: T26N, R12E, S 01, 03, 04, 09, 10, 15, 21, 22 MDMB; T27N, R12E, S 33, 34, 36 MDMB SGS 7.5'Quad Map(s): Antelope Lake, Babcock Peak, Genesee Valley, Kettle Rock

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
An Environmental Review Report was completed for reforestation planned for Federally owned public lands concluding that project implementation as designed would have less than significant impact in each resource area. Class 4 consists of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of healthy, mature, scenic trees except for forestry or agricultural purposes. The area of land that is proposed to be reforested is less than one percent of the 2019 Walker fire area, and far less than the area that has burned at high-severity in the same watershed in recent past. No healthy, mature, scenic trees will be removed as part of this project.


Notice of Exemption
2020030325_SNC_MoonlightWheeler_FRRCD_NOE_03   PDF 1005 K

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