The project purpose is to reduce fuels and trees killed during the 2018 Delta Fire in an up to 450-foot buffer along Slate Creek Road (Forest Road 36N20) from the NFS boundary (east end) to the South Fork Slate Creek diversion spur (36N20E; west end). The project would include approximately 145 acres of treatment along 2.6 miles of Slate Road. This project would increase the safety of road users; preserve emergency ingress/egress on the main route that connects Interstate 5 (Shasta County) and State Route 3 (Trinity County); maintain safe access past private inholdings, hydroelectric facilities, and transmission lines; and secure access into popular hunting areas for National Forest visitors. The project would implement prescribed fire and connect to adjacent fuel reduction projects that have been completed by private residential owners, Pacific Power, Sierra Pacific Industries, Shasta Cascade Timberlands, and the California Department of Transportation, increasing the total number of acres treated and reducing the fuel available to future wildfires. The larger USFS project includes felling hazard trees on approximately 4,263 acres along 79 miles of road and treating activity created fuels with hand, mechanical, and prescribed fire treatments. SNC may support some of these additional treatments as funding allows.