The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding for partnership coordination between the Sierra Foothill Conservancy, Mariposa County, and the Southern Sierra Miwok Nation, including outreach, education, and training as well as the design and implementation of a small cultural prescribed burn project in partnership with CAL FIRE, to maintain vegetation on public land. The prescribed burn treatment area is approximately 3.5 acres of riparian woodland habitat, and 4.5 acres of riverine habitat, comprised of 3,000 linear feet of creek with an average width of 22 feet on each side of the creek channel. The treatment site is county-owned property managed for public and wildlife use, and the prescribed burn would be used as a vegetation maintenance tool. A specific burn plan (VMP) and burn permitting will be completed with CAL FIRE and Mariposa County Fire. Once preliminary site work is complete, burning operations will be timed to occur in the winter, when high-moisture conditions are conducive to low-intensity prescribed fire, and specific weather patterns (including wind speed/direction, temperature, and humidity) will be closely monitored before determining a specific day to conduct burning activities. Professional fire personnel, including the Mariposa County and Tuolumne Rancheria Fire Departments, as well as CALFIRE, will be on-site to coordinate both site preparation and prescribed burning activities, and to respond rapidly to potentially hazardous fire conditions. Mariposa County prepared and submitted a smoke management permit to the Mariposa County Air Pollution Control District. All activities will be implemented subject to the approved plans and permits. Mariposa County filed a Notice of Exemption which included analysis of these activities in January 2021 (SCH 2021010094).