Mohawk Valley Wildfire Resiliency Project – Plumas Eureka CSD

Summary

SCH Number
2021050187
Public Agency
Feather River Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Mohawk Valley Wildfire Resiliency Project – Plumas Eureka CSD
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
5/10/2021

Document Description
This project covers vegetation treatments on Plumas Eureka Community Services District owned 35 acres, and is a portion of the larger Mohawk Valley Forest Resiliency project that aims to restore 762 acres of mixed conifer forest along the Middle Fork Feather River to an improved state of ecosystem health through hand thinning, mechanical thinning, chipping, piling and prescribed fire. These activities aim to control insect and disease infestation and the reduction of hazardous fuels in a wildland urban interface. Other forest health related goals include: the re-introduction of fire as an ecological process; the restoration of mixed conifer forest understory and wildlife habitat; and the improvement of water quality and soil productivity. The project was planned collaboratively and prioritized due to conditions creating increased risk of high severity wildfire, proximity to critical infrastructure including water treatment centers, headwaters benefits, and forest ecosystems impacted by insects and disease. Project implementation will improve forest resilience by addressing undesirable ecological conditions that could lead to or exacerbate a wildfire event.

Contact Information
Brad Graevs
Feather River RCD
Lead/Public Agency / Project Applicant / Parties Undertaking Project
422 N. Mill Creek Rd.
Quincy, CA 95971

Phone : (530) 927-5299
bgraevs@frrcd.org

Location

Cities
Blairsden
Counties
Plumas
Total Acres
35
State Highways
89/70
Township
22N
Range
12E
Section
4,8,9
Base
DBM

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
15304
Reasons for Exemption
This project fits under portions the following class of Categorical Exemption: 15304 Minor Alterations to Land (Class 4) allows minor alteration of vegetation including fuel management activities to reduce volume of flammable vegetation, provided the activities do not result in the taking of endangered, rare, or threatened plant/animal species or cause significant erosion and sedimentation of waters. Trees targeted for removal and pruning of residual trees will be restricted to those that reduce the vertical and horizontal continuity of fuels, and/or provide for improved ingress/egress in the event of wildfire. The proposed project has been designed to protect hydrology and water and soil resources to prevent significant erosion or sedimentation of waters. The project, as designed, is consistent with the use of a Categorical Exemption.
County Clerk
Plumas

Attachments

Notice of Exemption
PECSD _CEQA_NOE_signed   PDF 357 K

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