Tahoe National Forest, Big Chief Restoration


SCH Number
Public Agency
California Department of Parks and Recreation
Document Title
Tahoe National Forest, Big Chief Restoration
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Notice of Exemption. The project comprises restoring approximately 30 miles (~7 acres) of user-created unauthorized OHV trails. Trails will be decompacted using a combination of mini-excavator and hand work to stimulate natural revegetation. Large boulders, locally available logs and brush, and 8x8 posts (if needed) will be placed to block future OHV access. Weed-free straw and/or natural woody debris will be scattered to reduce erosion potential. Signs will educate OHV users of closures and/or direct users to legal OHV opportunities.

Contact Information

Jon O'Brien
Agency Name
Lead Agency Contact
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Sawtooth Ridge, Big Chief Area
Northern California
Other Location Info
Tahoe National Forest, Truckee Ranger District, Sawtooth Ridge, Big Chief Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304 Minor alterations to land
Reasons for Exemption
The project is exempt because it falls within the CE class listed above. Project activities described above do not have the potential for causing a significant adverse effect on the environment. A CEQA Exemption Review Form for the project is on file at the OHMVR Division office listed above.
County Clerk


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