2019 Neighboring Forest Fuels Reduction Project

Summary

SCH Number
2020070181
Lead Agency
Northstar Community Services District
Document Title
2019 Neighboring Forest Fuels Reduction Project
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/9/2020
Project Applicant
Northstar Community Services District / Northstar Fire Department

Document Description
This is a multi-year project that will begin in summer 2020 and expire at the end of October 2021. The project is funded by a 2019 California Fire Safe Council Grant Cycle and is driven by federal funding. The Project has a focus on various forest fuels reduction methods to treat 48.3 acres located within two communities and outside one community with one private landowner. The project focus is as follow: 1. To remove dead, diseased, dying and pest infected trees that are identified as a fire hazard and or are detrimental to forest health. 2. To perform forest fuels reduction within priority areas identified as essential for forest fuels reduction. These essential areas are open common space, privately owned forested areas and are areas existing within and in proximity to residential/commercial structures and or adjacent to evacuation routes or utilities. 3. To strengthen boundaries of respected communities that act as a forest fuels buffer. 4. To perform forest fuels reduction with a CAL FIRE Timber Harvest Plan that is located adjacent to a reservoir. This body of water acts as a source for aerial (helicopter) fire suppression.

Contact Information
Joe Barron
Northstar Fire Department
910 Northstar Drive
Truckee, CA 96161

Phone : (530) 562-1212 ext. 2
jbarron@northstarcsd.org

Location

Cities
Truckee
Counties
Placer
Other Location Info
The Northstar Community Services District Boundaries, Martis Camp Community and Northstar California within, Sections 29, 30, 31, 31, T17N, R17E, Sections 5, T16N, R17E MDB&M.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14 CCR§15304 - Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
The project meets the Categorical Exemption as described under 14CCR§15304 Minor Alteration to Land. The project’s main emphasis is to reduce the abundance of fuels near or adjacent to residential properties and will mitigate the effects of a wildfire occurring within or outside the Northstar Community Services District Boundary which is designated as a Very High Fire Severity Area.
Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
14CCR§15307 - Actions by Regulatory Agencies for the Protection of Natural Resources
Reasons for Exemption
The project meets the Categorical Exemption as described under Actions by Regulatory Agencies for Protection of Natural Resources 14CCR§15307. This project will help prevent a wildfire from occurring and to protect the cultural resources that exist within the Northstar Community Services District and as a part of the Martis Valley Complex.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
NFD 2019 Neighboring Forest Fuels Reduction Project [NOE] 07-09-2020   PDF 5533 K

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