Cohasset Watershed Forest Resilience Project (SNC 1225)

Summary

SCH Number
2020030798
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Cohasset Watershed Forest Resilience Project (SNC 1225)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
3/10/2020
Project Applicant
Butte County Fire Safe Council

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding in the amount of $100,000 to the Butte County Fire Safe Council to develop a Forest Health Management Plan (FMP) for 3,750 acres, and CEQA environmental review for wildfire fuels treatments on a minimum of 862 acres. This FMP and environmental compliance would support future implementation of the Cohasset Watershed Forest Resilience Project with the goal of achieving healthy and resilient landscapes, erosion control, flood protection, water storage, and increased public safety by lessening the risk of severe wildfires around local communities and cultural sites.

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

Phone : (530) 823-4688

Location

Cities
Cohasset
Counties
Butte
Other Location Info
The approximately 3, 750-acre project area is located on the Cohasset Ridge in northeastern Butte County bordering on Tehama County. The project would take place on private land within the community of Cohasset. 39°55'45.0"N 121 °43'16.3"W

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15306
Reasons for Exemption
This is a planning project involving the preparation of a forest management plan and environmental analysis documents; it does not involve physical alterations to the environment. Specific actions include public engagement, management planning, and preparation of a CEQA document that evaluates future possible actions. However, those actions have not been approved, and the completion of these planning activities 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 a forest management plan and environmental analysis documents; it does not involve physical alterations to the environment. Specific actions include public engagement, management planning, and preparation of a CEQA document that evaluates future possible actions. However, those actions have not been approved, and the completion of these planning activities will not have a legally binding effect on future activities.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2020030798_SNC_1225_FH_Cohasset_NOE   PDF 802 K

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