King Fire Forest Restoration, Project ID: 2020136


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
King Fire Forest Restoration, Project ID: 2020136
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
This project will enhance forest health, meadow function, and reduce hazardous fuels through selective thinning and reforestation activities on approximately 2,046 acres in the King Fire burn area and Middle Fork American River Watershed.

Contact Information

John P. Donnelly
Agency Name
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado, Placer
Other Location Info
Middle Fork American River Watershed in Eldorado National Forest, approximately six miles west of Foresthill.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
153301 Existing Facilities; 15304 Minor Alterations to Land, Statutory Exemptions, State code: PRC Section 4700.05(d)
Reasons for Exemption
Pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 4799.05, subdivision (d), 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 the federal National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), under specified circumstances. On February 7, 2020, the Secretary of the California Natural Resources Agency certified that the exemption in Public Resources Code Section 4799.05 should remain in effect. NEPA review for the work to be conducted under the project has been completed through the King Fire Restoration Project Environmental Impact Statement and Record of Decision (ROD) prepared by Eldorado National Forest and signed on September 2, 2015 as well as the Francis Cow Camp Habitat and Watershed Restoration Project Decision Memo (Decision Memo) prepared by the Eldorado National Forest and signed on September 10, 2019. The proposed activities are within the scope of ROD and Decision Memo. In addition, were CEQA applicable to the project, the activities comprising the project would constitute maintenance of Existing Facilities and Minor Alterations to Land and be Categorically Exempt from CEQA.

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
State code Number: PRC Section 4700.05(d)
Reasons for Exemption
Statutory Exemptions, State code Number: PRC Section 4700.05(d)


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