Big Chico Creek Forest Health Restoration Project

4 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Lead Agency
Butte County Resource Conservation (Butte County Resource Conservation District)
Document Title
Big Chico Creek Forest Health Restoration Project
Document Type
MND - Mitigated Negative Declaration
Project Applicant
Butte County Fire Safe Council
Present Land Use
Resource Conservation (RC)/Agriculture (AG)/ Timber Mountain (TM)

Document Description
Project partners, including the Butte Co. Fire Safe Council, Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve, Butte Co. Resource Conservation District, Sierra Nevada Conservancy, and local private landowners in the Forest Ranch community have designed a 1,500 acre fuel reduction and forest/woodland health improvement project in the Big Chico Creek watershed that ties into other planned and existing defensible fuel zone projects to protect the communities of Forest Ranch and Cohasset. The project would use a variety of techniques, including: mechanical and hand thinning, broadcast and pile burning; grazing; road maintenance, and herbicides to reduce fuel loads, improve access for safety personnel and improve forest/woodland health to prepare for climate change and catastrophic wildlife.

Contact Information
Tim Keesey
Butte County Resource Conservation District
150 Chuck Yeager Way, Suite A
Oroville, CA 95965

Phone : (530) 693-3174


39°52'42.05"N 121°41'50.36"W
Northern California Unincorporated
Cross Streets
Hwy 32 and Nopel Ave.
Total Acres
Parcel #
State Highways
Hwy 32
Forest Ranch Elementary School
Big Chico Creek
Other Location Info
West of the community of Forest Ranch in the Big Chico Creek watershed
Other Information
Big Chico Creek Ecological Reserve and neighboring landowners

Notice of Completion

Review Period Start
Review Period End
Project Issues
Agricultural Land Air Quality Archaeologic-Historic Biological Resources Forest Land/Fire Hazard Geologic/Seismic Greenhouse Gas Emissions Soil Erosion/Compaction/Grading Tribal Cultural Resources Vegetation Water Quality Wetland/Riparian Wildlife
Reviewing Agencies
California Air Resources Board California Department of Conservation California Department of Fish and Wildlife, North Central Region 2 California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection California Department of Parks and Recreation California Department of Pesticide Regulation California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery California Department of Transportation, District 3 California Department of Water Resources California Highway Patrol California Native American Heritage Commission California Natural Resources Agency California Regional Water Quality Control Board, Central Valley Redding Region 5 California San Joaquin River Conservancy Central Valley Flood Protection Board Delta Stewardship Council Office of Historic Preservation Sierra Nevada Conservancy State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Water Quality California Governor's Office of Emergency Services


Environmental Document
Big Chico Creek FHRP Notice of Intent to Adopt a MND 04162020   PDF 7 K Big Chico Creek Forest Health Restoration Project Draft IS-MND 04162020   PDF 2890 K
BCC FHRP Notice of Completion 04162020   PDF 592 K
State Comments
2020040195_OES Comment   PDF 1274 K

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