Nyack Fuels Reduction and Infrastructure Protection Project – Phase 1 – SNC 1401


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Nyack Fuels Reduction and Infrastructure Protection Project – Phase 1 – SNC 1401
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding for Phase 1 of the Nyack Fuels Reduction and Infrastructure Projection Project which would implement a minimum of 725 acres of hazardous fuels reduction involving a combination of hand thinning and mastication to reduce wildfire risk around important ingress and egress routes and improve forest health and structure with a three-mile corridor south of I-80 immediately adjacent to the North Fork of the American River. The project would also reduce wildfire risk immediately around the North Fork Campground, North Fork American River, private properties in the rural communities of Alta, Baxter and Casa Loma, the Blue Canyon Airport, and immediate infrastructure along I-80.

Contact Information

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


near Alta, Baxter, and Casa Loma
Northern California
Other Location Info
Within a 3-mile corridor south of Interstate Highway 80 (I-80) from the Yuba Gap freeway exit at the north end, west towards Casa Loma and along the North Fork of the American River on the American River Ranger District of the Tahoe National Forest.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Section 4799.05(d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire that have been reviewed under NEPA if the primary role of a state or local agency is providing funding or staffing for those projects. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding to conduct fuel reduction activities on a minimum of 725 acres of federal lands within the Tahoe National Forest. The actions to be undertaken by this project were reviewed in their entirety pursuant to NEPA through the Nyack Vegetation, Wildlife Habitat, and Fuels Management Categorical Exclusion and associated Decision Memo in accordance with 36 CFR 220.6(f) that was made available on March 3, 2020.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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