Pine Ridge - Summit Fuelbreak Maintenance Project (SNC 1284)

2 Documents in Project


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Pine Ridge - Summit Fuelbreak Maintenance Project (SNC 1284)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy will provide grant funding to the Calaveras County Resource Conservation District to implement the Pine Ridge-Summit Fuelbreak Maintenance Project. The project would implement fuel reduction to maintain a 144-acre, six-mile-long fuelbreak constructed in 2015 during the Butte Fire. Fuel treatments would remove ladder fuels, thin existing stands, and improve vegetation diversity by removing dominant and codominant species. Vegetation removal would be conducted by hand crews, with chainsaws, pruning saws, mechanical chippers, and masticators. Vegetation debris would be loped and scattered by hand along steep slopes, and piles would be burned. The project is proposed by the Calaveras County Resource Conservation District. Fuelbreak maintenance would protect the nearby Blue Mountain communities and support a regional fuel break system. California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection filed a NOE under Class 4, 15304 Minor Alterations to Land in September 2020 (SCH 2020090227)

Contact Information

Shannon Ciotti
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Job Title
Grants & Reimbursements Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


southeast of Railroad Flat, CA in central Calaveras County
Northern California
Other Location Info
Southeast of Portola, CA, West of Sierra Valley, East of Gold Mountain Resort Community

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Categorical Exemption: 15304 Minor Alterations to Land
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15304, Class 4, minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation which do not involve removal of mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes are exempt from CEQA. The minor land alterations proposed by the project consist of forestry treatments to reduce hazardous fuels and improve forest health. The project has been reviewed and would not result in significant adverse effects.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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