Eastern Sierra Towns to Trails Plan (SNC1283-RT)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Eastern Sierra Towns to Trails Plan (SNC1283-RT)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy will provide grant funding to the Eastern Sierra Council of Governments for preparation of a regional trails plan, the Eastern Sierra Towns to Trails Plan (“Trails Plan”). The Trails Plan will identify opportunities to connect Eastern Sierra communities in California to each other and to public lands throughout the region, from northern Alpine County to southern Inyo County. The Trails Plan will build upon existing trail and soft-surface infrastructure in the region and will take advantage of existing priorities for trail connectivity developed by federal land managers, stakeholder ideas generated through the “Recreation Stakeholders” track of the SNC Proposition 68–funded Sustainable Recreation and Tourism Initiative (SRTI), and conceptual routes drafted by trail advocates. Partners in the Trails Plan effort will include the region’s Indigenous tribes and numerous other stakeholders.

Contact Information

Shannon Ciotti
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Job Title
Grants & Reimbursements Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


N/A - counties of Inyo, Mono and Alpine
Alpine, Inyo, Mono
Northern California, Southern California
Other Location Info
Northern Alpine County, southern Inyo County, Mono County and the Eastern Sierras
Other Information
Northern Alpine County to southern Inyo County

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
State code number: Section 15262: Feasibility and Planning Studies
Reasons for Exemption
The project is Statutorily Exempt under Section 15262, Feasibility and Planning Studies of the CEQA Guidelines. This project involves only the planning studies for possible future actions which the Sierra Nevada Conservancy has not approved, adopted, or funded. The project is also categorically exempt under CEQA Section 15306, Information Collection (Class 6) because it consists of basic data collection, research, experimental management, and resource evaluation activities which do not result in a serious or major disturbance to an environmental resource. The proposed activities are for information gathering purposes, or as part of a study leading to an action which a public agency has not yet approved, adopted, or funded.
County Clerks
Alpine, Inyo, Mono


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