The Project includes the processing, collection, transport, and utilization of 17,500 tons of woody biomass in the form of slash (i.e., non-merchantable woody debris such as small diameter trees, salvage materials, and treetops), generated from forest fuel reduction efforts in the El Dorado County portion of the Lake Tahoe Basin (Basin). Biomass is to be chipped, truckloaded, and hauled from forest fuels treatment sites (collection points) to receiving facilities throughout the region, which primarily include bioenergy generation facilities. The material will be transported to locations surrounding the Basin for use as bioenergy, wood products, home fuel, and restoration material. The Project will be implemented by the Washoe Tribe of Nevada and California, the Great Basin Institute, and the Department of Parks and Recreation. The objective of the Project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions through the utilization of woody biomass that may otherwise be burned onsite. The Project would involve the use of mechanical equipment to load and transport the material to any of the facilities analyzed in the IS/ND, or other facilities located within 270 miles, provided they comport with the IS/ND, and no potentially significant environmental effects would occur.