'lnimim Forest Restoration Project-Phase Two (SNC 1222)


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
'lnimim Forest Restoration Project-Phase Two (SNC 1222)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Project Applicant
Yuba Watershed Institute

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide $1,000,000 in funding to the Yuba Watershed Institute for forest thinning and fuel reduction treatments on 314 acres of federal lands managed by the Bureau of Land Management. The treatments would improve landscape-level forest resiliency to wildfire, drought, and bark beetles and improve safety for residents and fire personnel in the event of a wildfire. This project would treat 314 acres of the 1,200 acres of lnimim Forest Landscape identified as priorities for forest health treatments.

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

Phone : (530) 823-4688


Nevada City
Other Location Info
Project sites are located on the San Juan Ridge, in Nevada County, near the communities of North San Juan and Nevada City.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Section 4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA 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 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 fuel reduction on 314 acres of federal land. The proposed activities were reviewed in their entirety under NEPA in the lnimim Forest Restoration Project Environmental Assessment (EA) and Finding of No Significant Impact (FONSI). The final Decision Notice for the EA/FONSI was signed by the Bureau of Land Management on January 1, 2020.


Notice of Exemption
2020030344_SNC_1222_FH_InimimForestProject_NOE_03   PDF 1019 K

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