The Sierra Nevada Conservancy (SNC) is considering an application for grant funding submitted by the League to provide slope stabilization work in the project area upslope from the Stagg Tree, which was damaged during the 2020 Castle Fire. This portion of the project area shows signs of significant erosion and requires major slope stabilization work to prevent future erosion, address existing damage to the two roads that cross the eroded area, and prevent damage to the Stagg Tree. Methods to stabilize the slope could include a combination of installing erosion control fabric, laying back slopes, planting appropriate vegetation, placing mulch, and installing retaining walls or other slope support structures; specific methods would be implemented based on the results of geotechnical investigation. In addition to the immediate benefit of slope stabilization to prevent further damage to the Stagg Tree, implementation of the project would promote resilience in the natural ecosystem services, such as overall watershed improvements through improved regulation of surface runoff and groundwater infiltration, increased uptake of carbon dioxide, and production of oxygen. This project has been reviewed by SNC and is consistent with applicable local requirements.