Hoyt-Purdon Fuel Reduction and Prescribed Fire Project (SNC 1254)

Summary

SCH Number
2020030338
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Hoyt-Purdon Fuel Reduction and Prescribed Fire Project (SNC 1254)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/10/2020
Project Applicant
American Rivers

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding in the amount of $99,990 to American Rivers to complete CEQA surveys and documents, vegetation survey and geospatial modeling, develop a fuels reduction and bum plan, and to coordinate communication and outreach events. This planning and environmental compliance would support future implementation of the Hoyt-Purdon Fuel Reduction and Prescribed Fire Project, with the goal to reduce fuel loading and reintroduce fire across 964 acres of mixed conifer forest in Wildland Urban Interface (WUI} lands within 6 miles of 6 high fire-risk communities and adjacent to the South Yuba River. The overall goal is to implement a fuel treatment project that will result in multiple watershed, ecological, community and capacity benefits and will increase the pace of ecologically sound forest management in the long term.

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

Phone : (530) 823-4688

Location

Cities
Nevada City
Counties
Nevada
Other Location Info
The approximate!Y 964-acre project area is located on private land between Hoyt's and Purdon Crossings in the South Yuba River Canyon, and adjacent to the South Yuba River State Park. The project extends two miles along the South Yuba River downstream of Purdon crossing, approximately two miles northwest of Nevada City and four miles north of Grass Valley. It is in the South Yuba River watershed, upstream of Englebright Reservoir.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306
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, project planning, public outreach, and preparation of a CEQA document that evaluates 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.
Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15262
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, project planning, public outreach, and preparation of a CEQA document that evaluates 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.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020030338_SNC_1254_FH_Hoyt-Purdon_NOE_03   PDF 854 K

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