Quincy Wildfire Protection Project amendment (SNC #1317.1)

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SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Quincy Wildfire Protection Project amendment (SNC #1317.1)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) amended grant agreement No.1317 with the Plumas County Fire Safe Council (PCFSC) to include limited herbicide application as an eligible vegetation treatment to be funded under the grant agreement. PCFSC would apply herbicide as a follow-up treatment to no more than 78 acres of land that was previously mechanically treated to remove excess fuels. Herbicide application will be conducted in compliance with applicable Forest Practice Rules under Timber Harvest Plan 2-15-018-PLU. The intent of the project is to reduce risks from wildfire to the community and its critical infrastructure, as well as create a forest structure resilient to the effects of fire.

Contact Information

Mary Akens
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Job Title
Legal Counsel
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
Private land adjacent to the southwest side of the Town of Quincy, adjacent to the south side of Bucks Lake Road between Gansner Creek and White Creek. T24N, R9E, Sec16.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
State CEQA Guidelines Section 15304 (Class 4), minor alterations to land
Reasons for Exemption
The Quincy Wildfire Resilience Project amendment is categorically exempt from the provisions of CEQA pursuant to State CEQA Guidelines Section 15304 (Class 4). Class 4 is applicable to projects that consist of minor public or private alterations in the condition of land, water, and/or vegetation, which do not involve removal of mature, scenic trees except for forestry and agricultural purposes. The minor alterations to vegetation proposed by the project involve the limited application of herbicide as a follow-up to previously approved treatment for community protection from wildfire which included manual and mechanical thinning, mastication, chipping, and hand-thinning on slopes too steep for mechanical equipment. The follow-up treatment is to reduce excess fuels in the WUI and improve forest health. Timber Harvest Plan 2-15-018-PLU allows for limited use of herbicides for this purpose on the project site. None of the exceptions to the categorical exemption apply to the project.
County Clerk


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