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

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Tiger Creek Fuel Break and Watershed Protection Project (SNC #1200)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
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
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Amador Fire Safe Council
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Northern California
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.


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