Arnold-Avery Healthy Forest Restoration (SNC 1257)

Summary

SCH Number
2020030347
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Arnold-Avery Healthy Forest Restoration (SNC 1257)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/10/2020
Project Applicant
U.S. Forest Service, Stanislaus National Forest

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide $1,000,000 in funding for forest thinning and fuel reduction treatments on up to 800 acres of federal land within the Stanislaus National Forest. The treatments would include hand and mechanical thinning and prescribed burning to enhance forest health, promote ecosystem and watershed resiliency in the event of wildfire, and reduce tree mortality due to bark beetle infestations.

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

Phone : (530) 823-4688

Location

Counties
Calaveras
Other Location Info
In the Wildland-Urban interface (WUI) on Calaveras Ranger District of the Stanislaus National Forest (Sec 13, 25, 36, T5N R14E; Sec 7, 8, 11-15, 17-21, 24, 27-30, T5N R15E; Sec 18, T5N R16E; Sec 1, 12-14, 23, 24, T4N R14E; Sec 18, T4N R15E).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Section 4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
The 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 fuel reduction on up to 800 acres of federal land within the Stanislaus National Forest. The proposed activities were reviewed in their entirety pursuant to NEPA, including through resource surveys, preparation of applicable specialist reports, and a Decision Memo documenting why the project qualified for a Categorical Exclusion. The Arnold-Avery Healthy Forest Restoration Decision Memo was signed 10/01/2018.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020030347_SNC_1257_FH_Arnold-Avery_NOE_03   PDF 1060 K

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