Tiger Creek Fuel Break and Watershed Protection Project (SNC #1200)

Summary

SCH Number
2020060162
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Tiger Creek Fuel Break and Watershed Protection Project (SNC #1200)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/9/2020
Project Applicant
Amador Fire Safe Council
Present Land Use
Bureau of Land Management

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide $834,126.00 in funding for forest management and fuel reduction activities including approximately 220 acres of new fuel break construction, 6.4 acres of upgrading existing fuel breaks, and 41 acres of vegetation clearance along roadways necessary for ingress and egress. The project would occur entirely within BLM land and would be a part of the larger Tiger Creek Fuel Break and Watershed Protection project. The treatments aim to protect water water quality, reduce risk of catastrophic fire to nearby communities, increase forest resiliency.

Contact Information
Jamie Sammut
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 201
Auburn, CA 95603

Phone : (530) 823-4688
jamie.sammut@sierranevada.ca.gov

Location

Coordinates
38°26'20.4"N 120°30'46.8"W
Cities
Pioneer
Counties
Amador
Regions
Northern California
Waterways
along Tiger Creek Reservoir
Other Location Info
Eastern Amador County near the border of Calaveras County around the community of Pioneer and along Tiger Creek Reservoir on Bureau of Land Management property. Center of project approximately at -120.513, 38.439 degrees.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC 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 federal land managed by the BLM. 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 Tiger Creek Fuel Break and Watershed Protection Decision Memo was signed August 22, 2019.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
SNC-1200-TigerCreek_June2020_NOE   PDF 321 K

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