lshi Fire Restoration Project (SNC 1205)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
lshi Fire Restoration Project (SNC 1205)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Resource Conservation District of Tehama County

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding in the amount of $100,000 to the Resource Conservation District of Tehama County to complete pre-implementation surveys for rare plants, noxious weeds, sensitive wildlife species, and cultural resources; a strategic wildfire risk assessment; a Minimum Requirements Analysis, and prepare a proposed action and purpose and need document to support future NEPA and CEQA compliance. This planning and environmental compliance would support future implementation of the lshi Fire Restoration Project, with the goal of achieving healthy and resilient landscapes, minimizing the threat of natural disturbances such as fire around their local communities and cultural sites, and protecting water resources.

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

Phone : (530) 823-4688


Other Location Info
The approximately 33,700-acre project area is located in eastern Tehama County along the western edge of the Lassen National Forest (LNF), in the Deer Creek, Pine Creek and Toomes Creek watersheds. The project area is managed by the LNF, and includes 17,000 acres of the federally designated lshi Wilderness. The project area is surrounded by a mix of public and private land ownership that includes Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Sierra Pacific Industries, Collins Pine Company (CPC), and other small private landowners.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This is a planning project involving the preparation of environmental analysis documents; it does not involve physical alterations to the environment. Specific actions include resource surveys and partial preparation of NEPA and CEQA documents that evaluate future possible actions. However, those actions have not been approved, and the completion of these environmental documents will not have a legally binding effect on future activities.


Notice of Exemption
2020030333_SNC_1205_FH_IshiFireRestProj_NOE_03   PDF 956 K

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