Sequoia National Forest Wildfire and Forest Hazard Mitigation Project (SNC1562)


SCH Number
Public Agency
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Document Title
Sequoia National Forest Wildfire and Forest Hazard Mitigation Project (SNC1562)
Document Type
NOE - Notice of Exemption
Document Description
The Sierra Nevada Conservancy would provide funding for Tulare County to partner with Sequoia National Forest (SNF) to address hazard tree mitigation needs from the Pier, Windy, and Castle fires. SNC funding will be used for approximately 9 miles of treatments along Forest Service Roads in and around the communities of Sierra Crest, Alpine Village, Camp Nelson, Cedar Slope, Ponderosa, and Johnsondale. SNF will treat additional areas for a total of approximately 25 miles of roadside treatments. Hazard tree removal will consist of hand and mechanical felling, and will require skidding of logs, managing areas for processing, and loading and hauling material. Biomass disposal options will depend on the proportion of market to non-market material and capacity of facilities.

Contact Information

Mary Akens
Agency Name
Sierra Nevada Conservancy
Job Title
Legal Counsel
Contact Types
Lead/Public Agency


Camp Nelson
Southern California
Other Location Info
Along Redwood Drive and related US Forest Service Roads between Hwy 190 near the town of Camp Nelson, north towards Road 208 near Wishon Campground. Treatment area center at approximately 36.162257, -118.621703.

Notice of Exemption

Exempt Status
Statutory Exemption
Type, Section or Code
Public Resources Code Section 4799.05, subd. (d)(1)
Reasons for Exemption
CEQA does not apply to prescribed fire, reforestation, habitat restoration, thinning, or fuel reduction projects, or to related activities included in the project description, undertaken, in whole or in part, on federal lands to reduce the risk of high-severity wildfire that have been reviewed under the federal National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 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 fire recovery and restoration activities through fuel reduction on federal lands in Sequoia National Forest. The proposed activities were reviewed in their entirety under NEPA by Sequoia National Forest in the Pier Fire Roadside Hazard Tree Mitigation Project, with a Categorical Exclusion Decision Memo signed on October 3, 2018.
County Clerk


Notice of Exemption

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