Improving Landscape and Watershed Health through Restoring Fire Regimes in Lassen Volcanic National Park: Phase 2 (SNC 1210)

Summary

SCH Number
2020030343
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Improving Landscape and Watershed Health through Restoring Fire Regimes in Lassen Volcanic National Park: Phase 2 (SNC 1210)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/10/2020
Project Applicant
Sierra Institute for Community and Environment

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide $874,699 in funding for the continuation of forest thinning, fuel reduction treatments, and fireline preparation along 12 miles of trails and 2 miles of roadways in the Lassen Volcanic National Park. The project is a part of the North Fork Feather River Headwaters Forest Restoration Project and would be carried out in preparation of two proposed prescribed burns in adjacent areas. The treatments would enhance forest health, promote ecosystem resiliency in the event of wildfire, and safeguard watershed and downstream water supply conditions.

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

Phone : (530) 823-4688

Location

Counties
Lassen Plumas
Other Location Info
Roadways and trails surrounding the northern, western, and eastern sides of Juniper Lake in Lassen Volcanic National Park

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
California Environmental Quality Act does not apply to prescribed fire, thinning, or fuel reduction projects undertaken on federal lands to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire that have been reviewed under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) if the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding or staffing for those projects. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding for 14 miles of linear fuel reduction treatments on federal land within the Lassen Volcanic National Park. The proposed activities were reviewed in their entirety under NEPA in the Lassen Volcanic NP Fire Management Plan Environmental Assessment, approved on 7/12/10. In 2019, the National Park Service reviewed the existing NEPA document for this project and found no substantive differences between the current proposal and its associated environmental impacts and the proposal and impacts as they were described in the existing NEPA document and associated decision document.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020030343_SNC_1210_FH_LassenVolcNP_NOE_03   PDF 992 K

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