Caldor Emergency Fire Recovery - Sierra at Tahoe Hazard Trees Phase I


SCH Number
Public Agency
El Dorado County Resource Conservation District
Document Title
Caldor Emergency Fire Recovery - Sierra at Tahoe Hazard Trees Phase I
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
Removal of dead and dying trees from within 150 feet of existing infrastructure and ski run trails at the Sierra at Tahoe ski resort, Eldorado National Forest. The purpose of the project is to remove dead and dying trees from the Caldor Fire burn area to reduce the potential for additional negative impacts from wildfire in the future. Timely removal of the trees will reduce the immediate risk to the existing facilities and public safety. The project promotes public interest by supporting safe recreational opportunities on National Forest System lands and by removing fuels that will serve as a pretext for another mega-catastrophic wildfire complex. The Eldorado National Forest (ENF) has authorized the work in a letter dated March 9, 2022, pursuant to the existing valid Special Use Permit for the ski resort, issued in 2017.

Contact Information

Mark Egbert
Agency Name
El Dorado Resource Conservation District
Job Title
District Manager
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


El Dorado
Northern California
Other Information
The project is in eastern El Dorado County, California. The project site is located south of U.S. Highway 50, approximately 12 miles southwest of the City of South Lake Tahoe. The project site falls within Sections 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 21, 22, 23, and 24, Township 11N, Range 17 East on the Echo Lake U.S. Geological Survey 7.5 minute quadrangle map, MDM

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
PRC 4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
Public Resources Code Section 4799.05(d)(1), as amended by Senate Bill 901, provides that until January 1, 2023, under specified conditions, CEQA would 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 NEPA. The ENF has completed the NEPA process for the proposed project activities. The proposed project would remove dead and dying trees from within 150-feet of the existing facilities; thereby removing materials that could serve as fuels for future wildfires while reducing the immediate threat to facilities.
County Clerk
El Dorado


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