Intertribal Stewardship Workforce Development Initiative (SNC 952-CCI)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Intertribal Stewardship Workforce Development Initiative (SNC 952-CCI)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Present Land Use
Various training locations. No change in land use.
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding in the amount of $475,634 to Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions to expand their tribal workforce program to a minimum of eight new tribes throughout the Sierra Nevada Region. The project will recruit, train, certify and equip approximately 80 Native Americans throughout the region to engage in forest stewardship work including forest thinning and wildland and prescribed fire use. Crews will be certified in S212 chainsaw training, CPR and First Aid, and the Basic 32 Wildland Firefighting course. Crews will also be equipped with personal protective equipment, chainsaws, and various hand tools.

Contact Information

Shannon Ciotti
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency

Agency Name
Calaveras Healthy Impact Product Solutions (CHIPS)
Contact Types
Project Applicant


Southern California
Other Information
The project has no specific location. The Workforce Initiative training would potentially be available at multiple locations throughout the entire Sierra Nevada Region, including in Modoc, Lassen, Shasta, Tehama, Butte, Sierra, Plumas, Nevada, Yuba, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Mariposa, Alpine, Mono, Inyo, Madera, Fresno, Tulare and Kern counties.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Common Sense Exemption 14 CCR 15061(b)(3)
Reasons for Exemption
The project is covered by the common sense exemption as it can be seen with certainty that there is no possibility that the project activities may have a significant effect on the environment. The project is comprised of various training exercises and classes and the purchasing of various tools and personal protective equipment required for stewardship forestry work.


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