Grant Grove Big Stump Ecological Restoration Project, Phase One (SNC #1246)

Summary

SCH Number
2020060167
Lead Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Grant Grove Big Stump Ecological Restoration Project, Phase One (SNC #1246)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
6/9/2020
Project Applicant
Great Basin Institute
Present Land Use
private recreation campground (National Park, National Forest)

Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) would provide $936,670 in funding for forest fuels treatments. Treatment activities would occur on 199 acres of a 704-acre site on private land around Sequoia Lake. The treatments would include mastication of heavy fuel loading, clearing ingress/egress, removal of previously decked logs, and prescribed broadcast burning. Treatment activities would comply with environmentally-protective measures required in a CAL FIRE-approved burn plan. A portion of the funding would also be used for hand thinning, site preparation for pile burning, and prescribed fire on 843 acres of federal lands that have been analyzed under NEPA.

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
36°43'53.56"N 118°59'27.24"W
Cities
Wilsonia
Counties
Fresno Tulare
Regions
Southern California
Other Location Info
Treatments are centered at approximately 36°43'53.56"N and 118°59'27.24"W on the Sequoia Lake Conference of YMCA property on the N and NE side of Sequoia Lake.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Section 15304, Class 4, Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
The project would result in minor alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation associated with forestry management activities, including prescribed broadcast burning. The project applicant has incorporated environmentally protective measures into the project. The proposed activities would improve the health and fire-resiliency of the site without materially changing the appearance, use, or environmental conditions of the project area. A portion of the funding would also be used for hand thinning, site preparation for pile burning, and prescribed fire on 843 acres of federal lands that have been analyzed under NEPA; however, CEQA does not apply to these activities pursuant to PRC Section 4799.05(d)(1).

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
SNC-1246-GrantGrove_June2020_NOE   PDF 355 K

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