Michigan Bluff Community Protection Project - SNC 1322

Summary

SCH Number
2021070335
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Michigan Bluff Community Protection Project - SNC 1322
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Received
Posted
7/16/2021
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding for fuel reduction and thinning treatments, including hand thinning, mastication, and lop and scatter treatments, on at least 1,266 acres of federal land within the Tahoe National Forest. The treatment areas contain stands of beetle-killed trees intermixed with live trees that are highly susceptible to further beetle infestations and pose a severe fire hazard to the community of Michigan Bluff. The primary goals of the fuel reduction treatments are to reduce fuel loads around communities, improve forest health and resilience, and provide safer ingress and egress on existing roads for the public and emergency personnel in the event of wildfire.

Contact Information

Name
Shannon Ciotti
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency / Responsible Agency

Location

Cities
Unincorporated Michigan Bluff
Counties
Placer
Regions
Northern California
Cross Streets
39°03'53.73"N and 120°44'52.67"W
Other Location Info
Multiple treatment locations centered at approximately 39°03'53.73"N and 120°44'52.67"W

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
State code number: Public Resources Code Section 4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
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 NEPA if the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding or staffing for those projects. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding for fuels reduction treatments on at least 1,266 acres of federal land within the Tahoe National Forest. The proposed activities were reviewed in their entirety under NEPA in the Michigan Bluff Community Protection Project Decision Memo signed in October 2019 by the U.S. Forest Service.
County Clerk
Placer

Attachments

Notice of Exemption

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