Feather Falls Post-Fire Project (SNC 1286-RC)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Feather Falls Post-Fire Project (SNC 1286-RC)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy will provide grant funding to the Mooretown Rancheria of the Maidu Indians of California (Mooretown) Cultural Department to conduct a comprehensive cultural resource survey of the Feather Falls National Recreation Trail, Trailhead, and Campground located on the Plumas National Forest in Butte County. Under a master stewardship agreement with the USDA Forest Service-Plumas National Forest, they will fill critical shortages in Forest Service capacities and provide cultural resource management training for tribal members. The North Complex fire burned Feather Falls Scenic Area destroying all 7.3 miles of trail, 3 bridges, the scenic overlook, the recreation facilities located at the trailhead and campground as well as causing 90-100% tree mortality. The results of this survey will inform future undertakings to protect cultural resources, mitigate hazard trees, remove subsequent hazardous fuels, reforestation, and restoration of recreation infrastructure.

Contact Information

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


Feather Falls
Northern California
Other Location Info
Feather Falls National Recreation Trail, Trailhead, and Campground in the Plumas National Forest

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 Clerk


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