Little Deer Creek Landscape Resilience Project (SNC 1221)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Little Deer Creek Landscape Resilience Project (SNC 1221)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Yuba Watershed Institute

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding in the amount of $75,000 to the Yuba Watershed Institute to complete pre-implementation surveys, create a forest management plan, 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 Little Deer Creek Landscape Resilience Project, with the goal of achieving healthy and resilient landscapes, and minimizing the threat of natural disturbances such as fire around their local communities 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 260-acre project area is located in the Little Deer Creek Watershed, about 0.5 miles southeast of Nevada City. Land ownership is split between the U.S. Bureau of Land Management (200 acres) and a mix of private lands held under conservation easement or fee titled by the Bear Yuba Land Trust (60 acres).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Reasons for Exemption
This is a planning project involving biological surveys and the preparation of environmental analysis documents; it does not involve physical alterations to the environment. Specific actions include biological 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
2020030334_SNC_1221_FH_LittleDeerCreek_NOE_03   PDF 917 K

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