Trapper Forest Health Restoration, Project ID: 2021062

Summary

SCH Number
2021040582
Public Agency
California Wildlife Conservation Board (WCB)
Document Title
Trapper Forest Health Restoration, Project ID: 2021062
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
4/23/2021

Document Description
The project will implement ground-based fuels treatments including hand cutting, hand thinning, and hand piling small-diameter trees over 1,308 acres in the Tahoe National Forest, in the Yuba River watershed. The small-diameter trees are located in overstocked forests, which are in an unhealthy condition. These forest restoration treatments will reduce the risk of catastrophic wildfire, enhance stream flow, and improve ecosystem health.

Contact Information
John Donnelly
Department of Fish and Wildlife, Wildlife Conservation Board
Lead/Public Agency
P.O. Box 944209
Sacramento, CA 94244-2090

Phone : (916) 445-0137
john.donnelly@wildlife.ca.gov

Location

Cities
Camptonville
Counties
Sierra Yuba
Other Location Info
The center of the Project area is located approximately five miles northeast of Camptonville, on public lands in the Tahoe National Forest (estimated Project center: 39.485503,- 120.967644).

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Section 4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
The Project is statutorily exempt from the CEQA pursuant to Public Resources Code Section 4799.05(d)(1), as the Project involves hand cutting, hand thinning, and hand piling small-diameter trees undertaken on federal lands to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire that have been reviewed under the federal National Environmental Policy Act. NEPA review for the work to be conducted under the Project was completed through the Decision Notice and Finding of No Significant Impact for the Trapper Project prepared by U.S. Forest Service, Tahoe National Forest and signed on December 16, 2020.

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
2021062_TrapperForest_NOE_AB_SM_HC_JS   PDF 237 K

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