Webber Lake Little Truckee Headwaters Phase Three - SNC 1389


SCH Number
Lead Agency
California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE)
Document Title
Webber Lake Little Truckee Headwaters Phase Three - SNC 1389
Document Type
NOD - Notice of Determination
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) would provide funding to the Truckee Donner Land Trust for the Webber Lake Little Truckee Headwaters Phase Three Project (project). The project involves commercial thinning on approximately 309 acres for forest health, ecosystem restoration, and wildfire resilience. The project would directly reduce the risk of wildfire to the Webber Lake campgrounds, cabins, hotel, and day use areas on the property. Treatments would thin overstocked stands from below; prioritize the removal of insect and disease affected trees and suppressed, intermediate, and codominant trees; retain healthy and vigorous codominant and dominate trees; leave 20 to 30 foot spacing between residual boles; and increase the average stand diameter. Mechanical tree removal equipment would be used for tree cutting and processing including limbing, chipping, and mastication as appropriate to conditions. Merchantable logs would be transported from the site. Accumulated slash would be processed via chipping and removal from the site. Due to the nature of the specific topography and terrain in this section, an access road will need to be constructed in order for the necessary equipment to reach the entire site. It will be decommissioned after the project is completed. Because this is a commercial project, a Timber Harvest Plan was prepared for compliance with the Forest Practice Rules. Under the Forest Practice Rules, preparation of a Timber Harvest Plan is considered equivalent to a document prepared pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act consistent with State CEQA Guidelines Section15251. SNC has reviewed the Timber Harvest Plan and has independently determined that the project would not result in significant adverse environmental impacts.

Contact Information

Shannon Ciotti
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Job Title
Grants & Reimbursements Manager
Contact Types
Responsible Agency


Northern California
Other Location Info
The project is located within the Webber Lake Basin, in unincorporated Sierra County, California. It is located on land owned by the Truckee Donner Land Trust, surrounded by the Tahoe National Forest.

Notice of Determination

Approving Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Approving Agency Role
Responsible Agency
Approved On
County Clerk
Final Environmental Document Available at
Sierra Nevada Conservancy 11521 Blocker Drive, Suite 205 Auburn, CA 95603


(1) The project will have a significant impact on the environment
(2a) An Environmental Impact Report was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2b) A Mitigated or a Negative Declaration was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
(2c) An other document type was prepared for this project pursuant to the provisions of CEQA
Yes (Timber Harvest Plan)
(3) Mitigated measures were made a condition of the approval of the project
(4) A mitigation reporting or monitoring plan was adopted for this project
(5) A Statement of Overriding Considerations was adopted for this project
(6) Findings were made pursuant to the provisions of CEQA


Notice of Determination

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