Forbestown Forest Resilience Project - SNC 1343


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Forbestown Forest Resilience Project - SNC 1343
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) would provide funding to the Butte County Fire Safe Council to create forest resilience on a minimum of 219 acres within the wildland-urban interface (WUI) of the greater Forbestown Ridge Planning Area in the community of Clipper Mills. The project aims to prevent catastrophic wildfire by restoring forest ecosystems from overstocked conditions through forest thinning on multiple private properties. Thinning treatments would include manual and mechanical treatment activities and biomass chipping. The project is a priority as the Forbestown Ridge is one of the three remaining ridges in Butte County that have not endured catastrophic wildfire and because of its proximity to the Merry Mountain Village Homeowners Association in the WUI.

Contact Information

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


Clipper Mills
Northern California
Other Location Info
Private lands along Forbestown Ridge within the Forbestown Ridge Planning Area

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Categorical Exemption
Type, Section or Code
CEQA Guidelines Section 15304
Reasons for Exemption
The Forbestown Forest Resilience Project is categorically exempt from the provisions of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) pursuant to CEQA Guidelines Section 15304, Class 4, which consists 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 land alterations proposed by the project consist of forestry treatments to improve forest health and resilience. The project was reviewed and would not result in significant adverse effects on the environment or any exceptions to the exemption.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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